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You, not your iPhone, are the gravest threat to your kid

Won’t someone think of the children! Kids use smartphones because we let them. Perhaps try parenting, instead of buying another app to limit your kid’s screen time.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: in UN attack, Abbott’s slip is showing

Abbott has again decided to kick an institution many Australians strongly support — dubious as the United Nations may be …

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Razer: Latham’s right, mental illness does discriminate

Mark Latham has declared mental illness to be a largely imagined problem of the bored middle class. He is right that some socioeconomic groups are more likely to be affected, but the finer details escape him.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: home ownership the real intergenerational theft

It is time to give up the Australian Dream of home ownership. Not only are houses sometimes a bad investment, but the emphasis on owning is bad for everyone.

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Razer: why you, yes YOU, should care about data retention

You’ve done nothing wrong, you say? Bollocks, says Helen Razer. George Brandis wants to throw you in jail.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: does watching American Pie make you a consumer of child porn?

The definition of “child pornography”, like the definition of “metadata” seems very elastic. And the government’s new data retention proposals will ensnare devotees of The Simpsons, not child rapists.

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Razer: Fifty Shades of Grey is the Quarter Pounder of erotica

Disappointingly, the new film is not as terrible as everyone had hoped.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: Libs give us illusion of choice, but leave the same bad taste

Don’t fall for the label on the can — no matter who’s in charge, the Liberal Party’s unjust equations will hurt us all.

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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: 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’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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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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