Kids nowadays treat it like it's some fucking cult, or a group of people you have to be with to be cool (read; fashioncore).
Kids who tell their friends they are Straight Edge, then turn around and go hang with their prep friends to smoke and drink to seem popular with all audiences are not rare and hard-to-come-by when it comes to Straight Edges.
They usually imprint X's on their arms for some reason or another with magic marker. More then likely, they feel the need to spread their houlier-then-thou shit eatting attitude. You might want to try attention whore for some more info on that.
The teens of America have also turned and twisted the rules. Commited relationships to them, is basically a one night stand at their friends house with a girl they just met, where they bust out a condom they stole from their parents cabinet, without realizing the sole reason the condom was there was to prevent another fucking accident, such as themselves.
Oh, and drinking caffeine is ok, even though, sXe (as it's called) is another form of veganism, which is breaking those rules itself.
A cool sxe sticker found at your local hot topic. =D
straight edge kids wear x's as shown here
this is what straight edge kids do, play card games and drink red bull.
a sxe show (bane)
"Did you just call me a fucking ruler?"
3)no promiscuous sex
4) Yes, we do have fun
Times as they are, there are now three kinds of sXe'rs.
1. Those who understand what it means. People who value clarity and wish to avoid altered states of perception, poisoning the body, or unsettling the mind. No drugs, some even avoid medicinal drugs as these can alter state of mind. No drinking to excess, as this can alter the mind and poison the body. No promiscuous sex, you got me on this one. These people are, 99% of the time, decent people who see their choices for what they are, choices, nothing more, nothing less.
2. Insecure gits. People who wish to place themselves on a self appointedly superior moral platform, then proceed to brag about how much better they are than everyone else. No drugs. No drink. No Promiscuous sex. No meat. No/very few friends, as few other than those who share their views can stand to be around them for more than ten minutes without driving a lit candle, wick first, into their eye, and injecting them with lighter fluid through the ear.
3. Hardliners. All the stupidity of number two, with knuckledusters. No drugs. No drink. No promiscuous sex. No meat 9 times out of ten. All the clarity with none of the intelligence.
2. Stop poisoning my air you arrogant ignorant smokers!