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Articles by Helen Razer

Razer’s Class Warfare: tits on page 3 are not oppressing you

The “media effect” is nonsense, and page 3 girls with their baps out are not turning working-class men in Bristol into slavering rapists.

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Razer: Triple J’s biggest success is its ongoing failure

The true value of the imperfect, sometimes-amateurish Triple J is that it provides young Australians with a platform from which to critique confusing orthodoxies in the culture industry.

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G-strings and racists — how cost-cutting cheapens our papers

It’s not that traditional media have grown more racist or sexist, it’s just all they can afford to print.

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Razer: the pleasures of binge-watching

Staying up all night bingeing on Breaking Bad hasn’t just changed the way we watch TV, but the TV we watch.

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Razer: Je ne suis pas Charlie

Though satire has a rich history in Western culture, it does not win wars. And to believe that Charlie Hebdo was attacked simply for its irreverence is tragically myopic.

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Razer: Abbott errs, Bishop shines in the war on pleather

Men can no longer escape the harsh judgement of our intensely visual age. So how well are the boys adjusting to the critical gaze women have endured for so long?

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Razer’s Class Warfare: you can’t co-opt siege victims for your cause

We as humans are tempted to see patterns everywhere, where there are none. But our rational brains must overcome that instinct — and don’t publish the first thing that comes to mind in a moment of blind panic.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: get over yourselves, Daily Life writers, Latham not worth a petition

Change.org petitions and a manufactured Fairfax feud only get in the way of hard-hitting analysis of the real goals of feminism.

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Razer: take up Stella Young’s activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Stella Young was not exceptional because she had a physical disability. She was exceptional because she put everything she had into the hard, important work of social change.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: gender is a social construct, but leave the Barbies alone

Yes, gender is not natural. But that doesn’t mean politicians should be dictating our Christmas present purchases.

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Hey, you with the iPhone, leave Krispy Kreme alone

Whether we’re gushing over the Apple Watch or shoving Krispy Kreme into our pie holes, these are experiences that allow us to see each other as social beings, not just slaves to the market.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: defend the ABC with politics, not anecdotes

Yes, “the personal is political”, but your feelings on goat’s cheese or yoga do nothing to inform the real ABC debate.

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Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

We maintain the fiction that media can provoke great change, but that’s not really the case.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: illness is not caused by ‘bad thoughts’

Sarah “I Quit Sugar” Wilson has declared illness to be caused by “female self-hatred”. Actual scientists think somewhat differently.

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Razer: the dull, dreary, efficient porn of Fifty Shades of Grey

It’s not just that Fifty Shades of Grey is a terrible book (though it is). It’s that it encourages women to become efficient, dull masturbatory machines — just like men. Whoopee.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: the problem with the media no one is (actually) talking about

Talking about social ills isn’t the same as tackling them, no matter what the media might be telling you.

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Razer: Tex Perkins belongs on your iTunes, not your ballot

You may think that voting for Tex Perkins will recapture your youth and save the Palais. But all it could really do is kill any chance of a Labor state government — and unseat its potential arts minister.

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Razer’s class warfare: Sharri v Barrie — a tedious set of self-referential ping pong

Sharri Markson’s incorrigible self-interest is actually a symptom shared by many journalists in an industry that won’t stop talking about itself.

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Razer: Taylor Swift’s new album exudes perky gasps of icy nothingness

1989 is an ahistorical, destructive pastiche of a time Taylor Swift doesn’t properly appreciate. Here’s why …

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Razer’s Class Warfare: Hollaback, sweary princesses and a history of selling feminism

Hollaback has “exposed” the street harassment a woman faces in New York in order to sell T-shirts. This is not a revolution, it is capitalism at its most base.

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Razer: Russell Brand is just Jacqui Lambie with great abs

Yes, Russell Brand is a sexpot. But he knows bupkis about politics, economics or any number of things that are necessary to effectively govern.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: baby, you weren’t born this way

The real problem with Mia Freedman’s statement on The Project was not that she mentioned homosexuality and paedophilia in the same sentence. The real problem is she said homosexuality was an innate characteristic, which it is not.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: Clooney/Alamuddin name discussion is a load of wank

Amal Alamuddin changing her name to Clooney is not a feminist discussion. It’s stupid celebrity gossip, and we need to move on.

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Razer: mentally ill need adequate services, not a feel-good ABC campaign

The ABC’s Mental As campaign made some celebrities feel very nice about themselves, but there was not a whisper about the inadequate healthcare to treat mental illness.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: pssst, Labor, even racists are on Facebook

Labor used to “get” the internet more than the Coalition did. But now its social media presence is full of nice feels, while in parliament it votes for bombings and mass imprisonment.

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