cutting

Life Inside

What It’s Like to Be a Cutter in Prison

This isn’t a place that provides treatment, help, or even empathy to those who suffer from stress, depression, and mental illness.
Deidre McDonald
8.17.18
self-harm

The Challenges of Blocking Self-Harm Imagery on Social Media

A new study examines the roles social platforms like Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram can, or should, play in stopping the spread of graphic self-harm imagery.
Steven Blum
7.25.17
mental health

How Culture Affects Our Self-Destructive Behavior

A new book argues that you can't throw people pulling their hair out and people cutting themselves into the same category.
Harry Stopes
3.7.17
mental health

What Makes People Cut Themselves?

I tried to get to the bottom of my impulse to self-injure.
Lynn Schneider
2.7.17
Stuff

Why Are British Teenagers Cutting Themselves?

Every report says the number of teenagers who are self-harming is on the rise, but are we really seeing a new epidemic or is it simply being better recognized?
Tess Reidy
1.29.16
News

We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Russia Cut the Pipeline to the Internet

An expert in mass communication and author of the book 'The Undersea Network' explains why we shouldn't be too worried about Russia cutting our internet cables.
Brian McManus
10.27.15
Art

Snapshots of an Intricate Papercut Dream World

Crystal Wagner's cut-and-pasted paper shadowboxes are a treat for the eyes.
Nathaniel Ainley
9.27.15
texas

Cutting Competitions: A Century Long Texas Tradition

Unlike many rodeo events, cutting, which entails separating a cow from the heard, is actually practiced every day on ranches.
Asa Merritt
9.3.15
Stuff

How Tattoos Can Ease the Emotional Pain of Self-Harm Scars

Instead of covering scars up with long sleeves, some choose to reclaim their scars or repurpose them into tattoos.
Serena Solomon
8.21.15
Stuff

Searching for Reasons Why I Self-Harmed for Seven Years, and for Why I Stopped

From an outsider's perspective, it's hard to wrap your head around why, when humans instinctively avoid pain, someone would actively and regularly seek it out. But I did.
Jackie Hong
5.19.15
on the line

On The Line: Claire Ward Discusses Female Circumcision

Claire Ward joins On The Line to discuss her documentary “Reversing Female Circumcision: The Cut That Heals.”
VICE News
3.16.15
female genital mutilation

Performing Surgery to Reverse FGM (Excerpt from ‘The Cut That Heals’)

In this excerpt, VICE News shows a little-known surgery that reverses the damage from FGM, by reopening the genitalia that had previously been sewn shut.
VICE News
2.16.15
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