I don't care if a person doesn't drink, smoke, do drugs but I don't get why they feel the need to label themselves straight edge as if that defines them. I smoke weed every day but don't label myself a stoner nor do I wear shirts saying I drink because I really like craft beer. I'm just saying because there's tons of people that don't drink, smoke, etc that don't label themselves as straight edge. Basically you're defining yourself by what others do.
The singer of Minor Threat, Ian Mackay, started the whole straight edge idea but it wasn't meant to become a movement like it is today, just a personal choice.
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Well the moment you make it a thing and slap a name on it, you've decided to make it a thing. Whether it's just among your friend or the whole world, you've made it a thing.
And it's fine to wear shirts about it because it's something that represent you. Everything you do or say defines you in some way. So drinking every day does define you, not ever drinking defines you: but whether that's good or bad it doesn't say.
So if you wear a shirt that talks about something you do your kind if putting yourself and what you support out there. So I'm a vegan an I have a vegan shirt. To start it's a great conversation starter. It raises awareness about something that I care about. I'm not saying people have I do it, but someone may read my shirt and look into Bahamian and decide it's something that they're really interested in. So really I'm just informing people about something they may possibly enjoy. So then wearing straight edge shirts could just be a way for them to let people lean about it0