punk is absolutely more of an attitude and way of existence than it is a style.
• you’re queer?? in an inherently homophobic and heteronormative society, that’s punk as hell.
• you’re trans//nonbinary?? in an inherently transphobic, cisnormative and cissexist society, that’s punk as hell.
• you’re a poc?? in an inherently racist society, that’s punk as hell.
• you’re mentally ill and//or disabled?? in an inherently ableist society, that’s punk as hell.
none of this means that you cannot be punk if you’re white, straight, cis, abled and neurotypical. however, it does mean that you come from a place of privilege. and if you knowingly contribute to ableism, racism, transphobia, misogyny, and//or homophobia without taking the time to unlearn the behaviour?? or you see someone else doing it and you just ignore it?? then buddy, it doesn’t matter how many studs, spikes and patches you have on your clothes or how high your mohawk is – that shit is not punk.
if you’re just pretending to be in the punk culture for the style, then fuck right off. the world is going to shit as we speak and if you’re gonna claim our style, make sure you got the damn attitude to go with it.
I live in an area that doesn't have a largely open gay community, and I want to meet a girl that I like, but I'm afraid of getting a dating app and just getting catfished/her only wanting sex.. bonus points in that I'm a very femme bi girl who's in LOVE with studs, and so many people tell me I'm just a confused straight girl 🙄😒😭