Where you at, I mean… I never see any in real life.
This irritates me. A lot.
It seems like there are only two major groups of straight edge dudes: ones who don’t think women can be edge and ones who think no women are. There are, of course, men outside of these groups, but fuck, I’m sick of seeing posts asking where the straight edge girls are. One, perhaps just try dating girls who you like and who like you; sometimes awesome people aren’t 100% sober. Two, what the fuck makes you think half the girls you see on a day-to-day basis aren’t edge? Are we required to walk around with fucking diamond hoodies and make sure we X up before we go to the grocery store? Are we not allowed to just look however we want to look and maybe not advertise the shit out of our lifestyles?
“I never see edge girls in real life, but I see them on Tumblr.” What’s that? You think they’re all lying about it for points on the internet or something? I could say the same for edge dudes. I personally know maybe eight or ten edge people total; at least half are women. Just looking at us, you probably wouldn’t know we were straight edge, unless we happened to be wearing straight edge band shirts, but even then, that’s a shitty assumption. This goes for the men and the women. We wear jeans and sneakers and band tees, just like everyone else. Some of us have tattoos, some of us don’t, just like everyone else. I don’t see how there’s supposed to be this visual determinant at all times that separates us from everyone else when we’re just living our lives.
If you’re out there looking for teased black hair, snakebites, and diamond-cut t-shirts, you might want to look around high schools and shit. If you’re an adult, it might be wise to grow up and start realizing that not everyone fits your little visual cues. Try going to shows once in a while.
-Samantha “XfeministXkilljoyX” Retton
(Source: xmanuelcaliforniax, via sxeworldwide)