Class consciousness I
Who IS afraid of the working class?

Are your roots working class?
Do you find yourself humming The Internationale when you least expect it?
Union member?
Committed to redistribution of wealth?
Universal welfare?
Central government?

Don't want to be associated with the riff raff?
Do you think we live in a classless society?

There is a view that we may have transcended class.
Yet there are glacial differences in who has access to wealth, education, employment, housing and other services.
When searching for  working class images on google I found:

The Two Girls live in Hobart’s northern suburbs, on the other side of the flannelette curtain or the café latte line of Creek Road. 

The flannelette curtain
Creek Road is Hobart's great class divide. It separates the municipalities of Hobart and, well everything else really.
The Northern ‘burbs get a lot of stick: working class, under-class, poor, Adidas-wearing, bogan, loser, tardo, crim, Housing Department, you-name-it stereotype.

One dinner guest once insisted on parking in my driveway, because he was worried his car would be broken into just because it was Moonah.
Touch wood, I’ve never been broken into here but they’ve had loads of intrusions into their North Hobart abode so go figure.

The Two Girls are not going to try and convince you of the Northern suburb’s gentrification. But we do love where we live and we like celebrating what the other side of the flannelette curtain has to offer. 

So we're up for raising class consciousness because there are plenty of good reasons to cross the great class divide. 
There's nothing to be afraid of. 
You might even find a decent latte…even if it is at one of the Two Girls’ homes.

Why do working class suburbs get such a bad rap?