why do emo's slit their rists?

why do emo’s slit their rists is seems stupid lol?

Answer #1

Also, about Bulimics…that is also very offensive to a lot of people. Bulimia is also an illness…

Answer #2

Yep, yep.

Answer #3

You and anyone agreeing with you have to be the biggest idiots here. Emos DON’T slit their wrists. That’s NOT true at all. That’s just some stupid lie that a bunch of haters made of. Anyone that says otherwise doesn’t know their facts. THESE are the REAL100% true facts on emos -

There’s nothing wrong with them at all. They’re not all attention seekers, only the posers act like that. They’re not weird, scary, evil or anything like that. A lot of people don’t know the true meaning behind emo as a style. A lot of lies have been started about it such as emos cut/are depressed/are suicidal 24/7. That’s COMPLETELY untrue. Suicide is something that should be taken seriously no matter what and has nothing to do with ANY stereotype. Cutting/self harm is an important matter that needs to be tended to ASAP. It also has nothing to do with any stereotype. Depression is a MEDICAL CONDITION. It has NOTHING to do with stereotypes. a lot of people have depression issues. That’s something that should be taken care of by a doctor.

~As I’ve already stated, cutting/depression/suicide has NOTHING to do with being emo or any other stereotype. Cutting is a serious matter that needs to be handled ASAP. Depression is a MEDICAL CONDITION and a lot of people have it, NOT just emos. That should be treated by a doctor. Suicide is something that should ALWAYS be taken seriously no matter what. It has nothing to do with stereotypes of ANY KIND.

~Bulimia has NOTHING to do with ANY stereotyes either. This is a MEDICAL CONDITION that should be treated by a doctor ASAP.

~Dying your hair doesn’t make you emo. A lot of emos have their natural hair color. Hair color has nothing to do with it at all.

~Attention seeking also has nothing to do with emo. Attention seekers are in a class all by themselves.

~Emo is a music type and also a type of style

~People who say things like “I wanna turn emo”, “Am I an emo?”, “How do I be emo?”, “I think I’m going/turning emo!”, “Help me, I’m emo!” or “Help I think I’m emo” are considered posers. If you have to ask other people how to look/be something, chances are your NOT and just trying to be something your not.

~Ignore the haters. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being emo. Emos are actually nice, friendly people.

~A lot of lies/rumors have been started about emos such as they cut, they’re always depressed, they’re very btchy and moody. This is NOT true. As I’ve already stated, self harm/cutting and depression have nothing to do with ANY stereotype. And you wanna know why some emos might be bthcy? Because they’re sick of the fcktards who act like they know everything about emo, when in reality they don’t know sht because they’re the idiots that believe they lies! That’s very wrong indeed.

~You DON’T HAVE to have piercings to be emo, or be shy. Some emo kids are actually very out-going. Piercings are a form of self expression and body art. It doesn’t make you emo just because you choose to have them.

~Converse isn’t something that makes you emo either. Some emos wear vans, others wear skater shoes.

~Wearing blue, or other funky colored pants… not emo. Sorry, they wear whatever they want. Not ALL are skin tight either. Some are just nromal skinny jeans or even a little loose-fitting.

~Band T’s are also NOT a must. They wear any shirt they want to.

Now THIS is advice for ANYONE to follow, including yourself -

ALWAYS be yourself. NEVER change who you are for ANYONE no matter what. Never change yourself just to fit in or anything like that either. True friends/lovers would be able to accept you for who you truly are.

Answer #4

because stupid people like you still beleive self harm makes you “emo no, cutting, or SELF HARM as its more commonly known has nothing to do with emo neither does depression, which is a mental disorder anyone can get depressed, because everyone has problems feelings and emotions play NO PART in labels and sterotypes this includes every single other sterotype and lebel as well a few years ago a bunch of morons said that cutting makes you emo and sheep like to follow the herd and repeat that crap so the stupidity spreads sadly majority of the people who call themselves emo have no idea what the word means and sadly other people like you dont have any idea what it means either its a ganre of music and a style of dress nothing more. as for why they do it some are idiots and just copy what everyone else is doing and some cant think of another way to deal with there problems however with better education both them and you could understand what it means, and not think something seriouse means you must be a lable like “emo”

Answer #5

not all emo people slit their wrists its just a sterotype and people who slit their wrist are not emo

Answer #6

its not just emo’s first of all but they do this because it takes away from the emotional pain they may b feeling at this particular tyme…because they now have a physical pain…its a psychological thing really…n its not stupid…its how they deal with stress…it may not b the best way…but that could really be offensive if you say its stupid and then laff

Answer #7

Are you that ignorant? (no offense). ‘Emo’ is a stereotype, and a type of music. I know plenty of people who slit their wrists. MOST do it because they want to seem cool, and I agree, that is retarded. However some do it because it helps relieve stress. It takes their mind away from their emotional pain. That or they are just masochists. Sorry, I just take this personally.

Answer #8

I personally hate using the term “emo” on people. its a type of music guys. cutting urself has nothing to do with it. in fact most people dont know who cuts themselves. it could be your bestfriend for all you know because most cutters dont share that lil fact with people. I cut myself, I have for a year now,and I dont label myself as emo, and I dont go around announcing my secret.I cut myself when I am stressed. it does relieve stress, and yes it does hurt, but the emotional pain hurts way worse and sticks with you way longer than the physical. I cut myself because it seems to be the only pain I can control. I hate not being able to control my emotional pain, its awful how bad it feels, so cutting helps, its a pain that I am controling and it relieves my stress for the time being. so stop calling people emo who where black or act unhappy or listen to death music because that stuff has NOTHING to do with it. cutters can actually seem to be some of the happiest people you have ever met. you would never know because they dont like sharing their problems with the world unlike most people who whine about the lil things.

Answer #9

emo is a stereotype cutting has nothing to do with it im far from waht some people call emo im what some people would call the popular cheerleader the happy one but if they could only see under my clothes I been cutting for almost 3 years not I also suffer from depression which not a lot of people know so no its not only emo kids that cut it can be anyone around you

Answer #10

I take it personally too. I am a big supporter of To Write Love On Her Arms and I hate when things like this are said.

  1. It’s not stupid. It’s unheathy. It’s a problem. Not at all stupid.
  2. “Emo” is a stereotype. Not all people who are “emo” slit their wrists.
  3. Self injury is a sign of a deeper psychological problem. This can range from depression to attention seeking.
  4. People who do this need to get help. And calling them stupid isn’t gonna help them at all.
  5. Unless you know someone that has self injured or have done it yourself, you won’t understand.

So instead of calling these people supid, encourage them to get help. If they don’t, it can get REALLY dangerous.

Answer #11

If you have any idea of how depression and emotion sadness and anger can build up inside a person, then you would really know why some emos and people cut themselves. I’m an EMo and an AS level Psychology/Biology student so I know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. Emotional pain is stiffling and can choke you, it can be from pain of a brake up, or a fight with a friends, those who cannot handle big amounts of emotional pain will take their minds off it by cutting. Cutting is physical pain, and will eventually disapear, but emotional pain can stick to you forever. I have never cut, but I certainly have felt close to wanting to hurt myself or someone else, but I am used to a lot of things, and just bottle it all up and bury it deep inside me where it will stay… hopefully

Answer #12


Yes, it hurts. But if you are a “cutter”, the pain feels good. Honestly, it’s hard to explain. Yes, it relieves stress. You feel so much better after you do it. But you regret it years later when you have to see the scars. It’s a horrible way of relieving stress. That’s why people who do it need help. But people don’t try to get them help. Instead, they call them stupid or other names. Which only makes the problem worse.

Answer #13

I agree, I am not an emo. But I suffer from depression, after taking anti-depressants for 2 years I have stopped cutting. The reason for cutting myself, was that it made me focus on something else than what I was feeling (really suicidal). I also wanted to punish myself for feeling the way I did. I also did this by taking an overdose, of which I ended up in hospital.

So no, I don’t agree that all emo’s slit their wrists, maybe if theyre going through bad times, yes. But I think more ‘emo’s’ have begun doing this as a trend because its under their ‘stereotype’ if you get what I mean. Some may feel they have to do it because they want to feel ‘emo’..I hope you get what I’m trying to say.

Answer #14

Yeah. Bulimia isn’t just about controlling your body. It’s also a sign of a psychological problem. Again, you won’t understand until you or someone you love ends up being bulimic.

Answer #15

whatintheworld isnt being to nice, I asked the same question once. I think they do it to feel like they have control over themselves like bulimics throwup so they can feel like they have control over their bodys. emos do it to feel like they have control over their emotions. I think its stupid and doesnt relieve stress it probably hurts

Answer #16

Wow, a lot of people are so ignorant. If you’ve never cut yourself.. shut up. You would never understand. Some people do it because it relieves the pain. Some hope that someone will notice and give them the attention they need. Everyone has their own reasons for doing things. Don’t say its stupid, because you wouldn’t understand. And not “emo’s” do it. Emo is a stereotype. All types of people deal with cutting them selves.

Answer #17

First of all it’s WRISTS… not rists. Learn to spell. Second, you couldn’t be more wrong on this. EMOS DON’T GO AROUND SLITTING THEIR WRISTS! A7x is VERY RIGHT on this one! That’s just a stupid rumor people have made up… it’s NOT true AT ALL. Anyone who says or thinks it isis FULL OF IT! Don’t believe it becaue you’ll only make yourself look stupid. A7x’s facts are 100%… please, listen to their advice because they actually know what they’re talking about unlike several people I’ve seen here.

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