Punk originated in the late 1960s and derived from rock, however, it immediately had a much more aggressive presence, promoting anti-establishment and individual freedom ideals.
Punk also invested a lot of energy into sexuality - whether that had to do with gender, sexual orientation, or being involved with sex work - punk encouraged people to put these taboos at the forefront of their interactions with the world.
In more recent years, pop punk has become a highly listened to genre, with artists like Paramore and My Chemical Romance bringing this sub-genre to the mainstream.
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