According to an AP story in today’s Seattle Times, 17 percent of Ivy Leaguers practice “self-abuse“:
Nearly 1 in 5 students at two Ivy League schools say they have purposely injured themselves by cutting, burning or other methods, a disturbing phenomenon that psychologists say they are hearing about more often.
Hmm. I think that way back when I was an Ivy Leaguer, “self-abuse” was still a euphemism for “masturbation” (which of course is a euphemism for “jacking off.”)
For some young people, self-abuse is an extreme coping mechanism that seems to help relieve stress;
Again, isn’t that what masturbation is for?
I think what young people need today is some good, wholesome, old-fashioned sex, drugs and rock-and-roll.