invented by Ian MacKaye
. Primarily focuses on maintain a pure body and conscience by abstaining from
drugs and alcohol. Promotes monogomous relationships (not mariage) and a vegetarian diet (although this is not essential). Ian MacKaye went so far as to shave
his head but no one does this as a sign of their devotion anymore. Early straight-edgers
could be identified
by 'X's tattoed into their hands.