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Articles by Helen Razer

Let’s have less civil discourse

Horrific legislation still passes in an age when the public broadcaster does not air a tweet suggesting the Prime Minister has a fondness for buttsex. So stop clutching your damn pearls.

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What Helen Razer learnt at a romance fiction conference

The tough-minded ladies who write romance fiction have to have a certain turn of phrase, but they also have to understand the real meaning of love.

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Latham’s just a boy, standing in front of a nation, asking it to love him

What is the real difference between a self-indulgent Mark Latham column and a celebrity Instagram?

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I hope Abbott continues to block gay marriage

Affording equal legal status to all does not create or even promote equal social or economic status, and the deck would still be stacked against gay people even if they were legally allowed to spend days discussing bomboniere.

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Quit your faux parsimonious whingeing, and let pollies fly the way they need to

The Prime Minister doesn’t need Air Force One, but he does need a plane big enough to accommodate his staff. Australia’s obsession with political spend is tiresome.

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Razer: whatever the legalities, we certainly do not need another My Kitchen Rules

Does Seven have a case that Nine tried to rip off My Kitchen Rules?

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Sharman Stone should be ashamed to call herself a Liberal

Quotas are not Liberal. End of story. You don’t get to buy a hate cake and cram your pie-hole with it, too.

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Razer: at least the ALP fucks up in plain sight

Say what you will about the Labor Party, it is certainly committed to “openness”.

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Barnesy working hard to make a living, but Reclaim Australia have done the right thing

Jimmy Barnes has not said he is suing Reclaim Australia for promoting an anti-tolerance message he abhors. But he still could.

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From the terrorists at the NRA to Rupert himself, a lesson in Orwellian newspeak

There’s a spectre haunting public conversation, and it is the spectre of newspeak.

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Razer: your hot liberal daddy fantasies aside, Atticus Finch is not the hero for our time

Claims that a new, racist Atticus Finch are “difficult” or that these represent a “lost innocence” are abundantly stupid.

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Food-labelling debate swarmed by phony glutards and anti-halal whiners

There is so much that needs to be said about food labelling in Australia. But, as usual, inanity prevails.

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Dead Poets Society won’t stop terrorism

Short-sighted media were quick to lunge on a relatively minor recommendation from a report on countering radicalisation of young, at-risk Muslims.

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Abbott’s ‘evil’ dead set from the Middle Ages

Our PM used to be able to explain foreign policy without invoking Satan. Not so much anymore.

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A womb with a bird’s-eye view: what Gillard gets wrong about sexism

Julia Gillard would be wise not to conflate political battles with gender warfare. Sexism is a fundamentally different beast in the top echelons of society.

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Q and Gay is really stupid (but so is every other Q&A episode)

If Q&A is, as its tagline suggests, “democracy in action”, then democracy has become little more than the opportunity to enjoy strong feelings.

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… and Helen Razer makes the queer case against it

After 150 years of mistreatment by the state and its juridical and mental institutions, many homosexual people, and their new “allies”, continue to believe that the state can save them. But it cannot, and marriage is not the way forward.

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The tampon tax is a convenient distraction. Period.

The real fight is not about whether the GST should apply to feminine hygiene products. The real fight is about whether the GST should exist at all.

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Equality does not trickle down, no matter what Girl Power feminists say

The philosophy underpinning She Leads, a new feminist conference to “inspire” women leaders, is total pants. It ignores the basic truth about inequality and supply-side economics.

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Razer: the Mad Men finale and how the market killed nostalgia

More than anything, last night’s Mad Men finale was a powerfully depressing reminder that the mechanism of the market is now the mechanism of the self.

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Paleo idiots v facts: trying to stop the bullshit bandwagon

Our only current hope for real revelation and proper address of social problems, from obesity to mental illness, lies with science and scholarship.

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We’re making ourselves sick with the publicity of eating disorders

Far from being of benefit to people with extreme mental illness, awareness campaigns around eating disorders can actually cause harm, and are really more for women who “just feel a bit shit about their bodies”.

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Razer: the royal baby is a tool of oppression, stop being fooled

Wills and Kate are about as “natural’ in their new parent photos as you are in your filtered selfie-stick Instagram profile pic.

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Emoji as identity politics (and your dick doesn’t look like an eggplant)

Whether it is celebrities trying their hand at international diplomacy or the insistence on racially diverse emoji, we focus on the symbol and ignore the real.

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Razer: don’t blame Belle Gibson for your belief in idiotic nonsense

Everyone is angry with Belle Gibson, but nobody can be bothered destroying the natural health bullshit that formed her success.

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