Straight Edge

Straight edge is a subculture and subgenre of hardcore punk whose adherents refrain from using alcohol, tobacco, and other recreational drugs. It was a direct reaction to the sexual revolution, hedonism, and excess associated with punk rock. For some, this extends to not engaging in promiscuous sex, following a vegetarian or vegan diet, and not using caffeine or prescription drugs. The term was adopted from the song "Straight Edge" by the 1980s hardcore punk band Minor Threat.

Straight edge emerged amid the mid-'80s hardcore punk scene, in part as a reaction against the perceived "jock" element of the developing scene. Since then a wide variety of beliefs and ideas have been incorporated into the movement, including vegetarianism, animal rights, communism and Hare Krishna beliefs. In many parts of the United States, straight edge is treated as a gang by law enforcement officials. A 2006 study suggested that the vast majority of people who identify as straight edge are nonviolent.

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Straight Edge - X Symbol
... The letter X is the most known symbol of straight edge, and is sometimes worn as a marking on the back of both hands, though it can be displayed on other body parts as well ... Some followers of straight edge have also incorporated the symbol into clothing and pins ... According to a series of interviews by journalist Michael Azerrad, the straight edge X can be traced to the Teen Idles' brief U.S ...
Serena Deeb - Professional Wrestling Career - World Wrestling Entertainment - The Straight Edge Society (2010)
... before jumping over the crowd barrier to join CM Punk's group of straight edge followers as part of the initiation, she agreed to have her head shaved bald ... reappeared with Punk and Luke Gallows, now as a member of villainous group the Straight Edge Society, for their match against D-Generation X for the Unified WWE Tag Team ... was released from her WWE contract, reportedly for not "living out" her straight edge persona in public ...
Mick Deth - Biography
... At an early age, he adopted the straight edge lifestyle, having grown up in an environment where drugs were very prominent in his life ... Salt Lake City, if you wear anything 'satanic'—even Straight edge because in Salt Lake, that is considered a gang—you can be kicked out of school." Morris ... he announced that he had not been straight edge for two years ...
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... Lärm (German for noise) were a Dutch straight edge thrashcore band formed in 1981, first playing under the name of Total Chaoz ... Due to members being straight edge, which was something uncommon in the crust punk scene, Lärm were different from many bands at the time ... Members went on to form Seein Red and the communist straight edge band Manliftingbanner, who played in a more conventional Hardcore Punk style ...

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