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FML - The follow-up

Today, several coworkers think the operation scar on my wrist is really a failed suicide attempt, because I study design and apparently, "Artists are suicidal, right?" FML

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Hi, OP here. Great to see this published! A follow-up to what many pointed out - they did not actually ask me directly. Instead, they asked one of my friends "What's with her scar?". She already knew me during the accident and operation, so she said that it was an operation scar. However, the others started asking "Are you sure? Maybe it's a cover-up?" etc. The operation was less than a year ago, so I hope the scar will fade in time. I don't really care about their opinion, nor do I think that there would be anything shameful about a suicide scar - I rather thought this kind of stupidity was at least good for an FML. Let them think however they like.
By cocacola999 - / Monday 5 October 2015 08:31 / United Kingdom
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I have one on my wrist, too, pretty much exactly where one could cut if one wanted to commit suicide. It's from a skiing accident when I was 4 years old, but lots of insensitive people ask me straight out if I used to self harm and such.

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I have one on my wrist as well. I had to have a bone shortened, a pate added, and a blood vessel put in. thankfully, it's not on the underside of my arm but on top.

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@10 Over sexualizing a lot of things is becoming a problem. A drawing of someone naked isn't sexual. If an artist draws a woman and her breasts are showing, it would be "sexual" to people when in reality it's really not. Breasts are just over sexualized. A lot of artists are just interested in a variety of things, whether it's the human body or nature or whatever

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#38 That isn't true at all. He had theories on how the human brain developed and worked that are not widely accepted today. He was never discovered to be a fraud though.

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If by "not widely accepted" you mean "were realized to be utterly incorrect and highly flawed," you are correct on that part. However, no pyschiatrist, psychologist, or sociologist of reasonable standing and validity considers Freud to have had any accurate ideas. The impact he made was from his efforts to study mental, emotional, personality, and developmental disorders. The results of those issues are sorely lacking at best, and catastrophically harmful at worst. So, saying Freud is a fraud is actually more accurate than considering him a reputable psychologist.

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#49 that is better said than 38. Yes to clarify, I was not defending his practices, but there are those rare few who still practice Freudian psychology, so I felt calling him a fraud was a bit much.

Yikes. Sounds like stereotyping at it's best. Just try to calmly explain to them that, no, artists aren't suicidal. Maybe show some examples. Then if that doesn't work, tell them to kindly fuck off.

I could see how people would think that, especially because of the unfortunate location, but try to just tell them it's from an operation. Honestly, you shouldn't even have to explain yourself because in a perfect world people would just mind their own business

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