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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’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: 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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Sisters doin’ it for themselves: a poorly catered debate

When it comes to ruling the world, women have every right to be just as bad as men.

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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 and Ben Affleck take on the atheists

ATT: Dawkins, Maher and Harris — you’ve ignored the true locus of evil unreason, and you probably need to go away and learn how to think.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: like Emma Watson, downvote Lambie, and make yourself feel better

Yes, Jacqui Lambie made a dick of herself. But spilling thousands of pixels on the matter is helping precisely no one.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: let Miss America be vapid and fun

Let Miss America — and celebrities of all stripes — be light entertainment. That is what they are there for, and you can’t talk about domestic violence in taffeta.

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Razer: Big Brother in the post-stupid age

Some wankers (OK, Helen Razer) used to wax lyrical about the panopticon, Foucault, Big Brother. But 11 seasons in, does any of it matter (or not matter) anymore?

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Razer’s Class Warfare: Abbott govt helping at least one area of the arts

The Abbott government has promised to “cut red tape”, and while most of its decisions have been ludicrous, one stands out as actual good policy …

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Razer’s Class Warfare: have the Emmys presaged an end to delightful bad taste?

Bourgeois pretensions to the Good Taste of an imagined ruling class have all but erased chicken tikka spray tans and Gabi Grecko bustiers. You could argue that’s a good thing. Except it definitely isn’t.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: oh, those crazy cave ladies and their crazy PMS

Since Hippocrates first made observations about the wandering womb, studies have sought to separate the myth of menses from verifiable fact.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: this week in atheist fundamentalist idiocy

Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris are beating us over the head with blunt and meaningless references — it’s been a bad week in atheism.

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Israel: beacon of democracy or jackbooted occupiers?

Crikey readers talk the thorny issue of Israel.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: tweeting pictures of dead Palestinian babies helps no one but you

In an age of spectacular oversupply of both images and political perspectives, gore has lost its value. Sharing graphic images from the Gaza conflict turns private moments of death and grief into horror pornography.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: stop saying Ian Thorpe ‘matters’

We assign the value of meaning to everything, thereby making it valueless. We want to believe that solutions are before us, but they aren’t, and just by declaring and debating whether something matters, we make sure it doesn’t.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: asylum seeker policy not a moral question

Tony Abbott does have a moral reason for refugee cruelty. But it’s not a question of morals — it’s a simple banal evil.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: pissing in one’s mouth is a traditional value

We should quit expecting the unlikely convergence of great talent with great moral courage. Plus, what’s so wrong with bubbling?

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