Selling a “fashion item” that’s a symbol for cutting is not only irresponsible, but also insensitive to the vast number of people that struggle with the urge to self-harm.
Katy Crittenden, 18, first spotted this bag at a Hot Topic in her hometown of Oakland, CA. “When I first saw the purse I laughed because I thought it was so ridiculous,” she says. “After we left I realized how suggestive it was. It made me really angry, because as someone with a past cutting habit, I know how dangerous and addictive it can be.”