All the skinhead girls I ever went out with

Were tougher

than me,

they had to be. Continue reading

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Girls boycott club over ‘Skinheads’ ban

196x skinhead girls

Find below a little tale of solidarity between female teenagers in Dublin, originally published in the Sunday Independent (Ireland) on 19 April 1970 and transcribed especially for you.

Two things jump out: firstly, the girls’ overnight transition from ‘weirdo’ (hippie) to skinhead and their continued friendship with hairies. This is somewhat at odds with the accepted notion of ‘working class skinheads’ versus ‘middle class hippies’. Continue reading