Month: December 2019

Talking the Shifting Cannabis Perception with Straight Edge Community Members

Is the Straight Edge community adjusting their views on cannabis? Straight edge is a movement that was born out of the early ‘80s punk movement and the loss of several in the community due t...

A New Wave of Bands Are Giving Straight Edge New Meaning

Year of the Knife, Inclination, and others are advocating the alternative lifestyle they picked up from bands like Have Heart and Black My Heart — and it’s blowing up By Connor Atkinson Ask...

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A Prescription for Judgment

Priorities of abstinence may differ for each of us. There are those that believe vegetarian/vegan diets should be a staple of an edge lifestyle, while others feel promiscuous sex need not be a part ...

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Supporting Young People in the sXe Community

I had just gotten three x’s tattooed on my back. I started calling myself straight edge at 16, I got the idea to get a tattoo at 19. I was less than pleased that my commitment was being treated as a...

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Sober Revolution: The story of straight edge hardcore in 10 records

WARNING: This article was written BEFORE credible allegations of sexual assault and child predation were made against members of WolfxDown and Champion respectively. You can read more about the alliga...

Straight edge: How one 46-second song started a 35-year movement

No drugs, no booze…just “positive mental attitude” and lots of testosterone “I’m a person just like you, but I’ve got better things to do, than sit around and fuck my head, hang out with the living de...

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE STRAIGHT EDGE IN 2019?

Is the straight edge movement as militant as it was in the early days, or does it mean something else now? Words: Aideen O’Flaherty Over 35 years since the straight edge movement gained its name...

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the new sobriety: why straight edge is back

As Minor Threat sang, “I’m a person just like you, but I’ve got better things to do, than sit around and smoke dope, because I know that I can cope. When Ian MacKaye wrote the song “...

How to be Positively Badass

 What do Johnny Cupcakes, The Acacia Strain, and a French tip manicure have in common? More specifically: Who? With three guesses and a few clicks of the mouse on social media, you may discover the st...

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