Redder than my lipstick!!

I am feminist, socialist, northern, Irish, working class.  I count myself as a privileged person to be able to be part of this tradition that has enriched the history and lives of people in this country and in the world.

In my blog I am going to tell  the less privileged people about our world. It will tell stories about the working class, the asylum seeker, the trade unionist,  and all those people who are silently and humbly struggling to make a decent  lives for themselves and their community.

Dear reader I aim to broaden your ideas of what it means to be working class. Our likes include….Kathleen Ferrier, foreign films with subtitles, stylish clothes,  plays of Jim Allen , Pat Phoenix,”Saturday Night Fever” , poems of Pablo Neruda, the novels of Maude Casey and Moy McCrory …and more………just wait!

About lipstick socialist

I am an activist and writer. My interests include women, class, culture and history. From an Irish in Britain background I am a republican and socialist. All my life I have been involved in community and trade union politics and I believe it is only through grass roots politics that we will get a better society. This is reflected in my writing, in my book Northern ReSisters Conversations with Radical Women and my involvement in the Mary Quaile Club. .If you want to contact me please use my gmail which is lipsticksocialist636
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3 Responses to Redder than my lipstick!!

  1. Louise Raw says:

    Great stuff- keep it up please, lipsticked one.
    On the vital and ever-vexed question of choice, I ‘umbly submit a link to my recent article on choice from the Morning Star:

  2. Seán Hurl says:

    Cheers Rouge Revolutionary – Tis a heady brew that we are woven from – I describe myself as a mongrel – Born in England, to Irish father, working class, living in Scotland, English mother but my passport has a harp on it.

    Made to feel part of the Irish diaspora, I have embraced Wilde, O’Casey, Behan, The Undertones and Luke Kelly…amongst others – but my politics lie with internationalism the spirit of Connolly, the verve of fellow SecGenPaddy Larkin, I have no truck with faith – especially difficult as my father is dying just now – but keep up your scratchings – I enjoy them

  3. Inspiring. An irish born girl leaving in the Uk for 10 years, I come from a family who first came to Manchester in the 50’s or there abouts from rural Ireland. How challenging this must of been and not by choice for them. believe it or not I have come across so many Irish people recently “The new leavers” as i call them who do not appreciate the challenges our ancestors had and they simply see it as one big joke. A lot of the youngsters leaving Ireland now are leaving because of no work but our people left because of no survival! ther eis a huge difference there. I would like to freshen up the Manchester-irish scene and still remember its darkest days of forceful moves. It can be out dated and a lot of the young irish movnig to Manchester are too modern and ignorant to take part in the irish/manchester community. A piece of fine culture i would hate to see die

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