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Helen Razer — Writer and Broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and Broadcaster

Helen Razer is a writer whose work appears in The Saturday Paper, Daily Review, SBS Online and Frankie. She has previously worked as a columnist for The Age and The Australian and as a broadcaster for ABC radio.

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Razer: hunt for the 'gay gene' leads us down a dark and tortuous path

Razer: hunt for the 'gay gene' leads us down a dark and tortuous path

Helen RazerSep 19, 201720 Comments

Helen Razer warns that in this era of economic hardship, eugenics' descendant could again rear its genetically "perfect" head, albeit with the help of an unlikely political ally: liberal progressives.

Razer: Clinton's book proves she is a compassionate, deeply delusional person

Razer: Clinton's book proves she is a compassionate, deeply delusional person

Helen RazerSep 14, 201715 Comments

Hillary Clinton is loving and honest. But she is also a profoundly shortsighted elitist living in a fantasy world.

Razer: a stupid ad about lamb is the least of our worries

Razer: a stupid ad about lamb is the least of our worries

Helen RazerSep 12, 201715 Comments

Helen Razer wonders at the complete absence of any journalistic curiosity about India, and why that nation may, at this particular time, be moved to make official protest about an ad for meat.

Razer: we need sound arguments, not 'respectful debate' (whatever the shit that is)

Razer: we need sound arguments, not 'respectful debate' (whatever the shit that is)

Helen RazerSep 7, 201713 Comments

It would, of course, be true hypocrisy for a vulgarian like Helen Razer to urge for a new civility. So she won't.

Razer: criticising Assange for his admittedly shit takes on feminism misses the point

Razer: criticising Assange for his admittedly shit takes on feminism misses the point

Helen RazerSep 5, 201738 Comments

It is true that Assange has lately shown himself to be an unscholarly, unverified baby about the matter of my sex. But for Christ's sake, there's more important things happening here.

Razer: politics as sport reduces citizens to fans

Razer: politics as sport reduces citizens to fans

Helen RazerAug 31, 201716 Comments

Treating politics as sport means that winning, not policy, becomes the only meaningful result.

Sloppy reporting on mental health study continues to fail women with mental ill health

Sloppy reporting on mental health study continues to fail women with mental ill health

Helen RazerAug 29, 201711 Comments

With a recent study about women's mental health problems sending the media into a tizzy, we need to understand when mental health problems are internally or externally engendered.

Razer on Greenwald: make journalism muckraking again

Razer on Greenwald: make journalism muckraking again

Helen RazerAug 25, 20173 Comments

In her final piece on infamous journalist Glenn Greenwald, Helen Razer calls for a journalism that can elucidate systems rather than merely be a product of them.

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Helen RazerAug 22, 20176 Comments

Helen Razer continues her discussion with Glenn Greenwald, explicating how Trump's excessive personality distracts from the political framework that props him up.

Razer on Greenwald: journalism should be incisive, not amiable

Razer on Greenwald: journalism should be incisive, not amiable

Helen RazerAug 21, 201713 Comments

Helen Razer sits down with Glenn Greenwald to reflect upon the role of journalism, and resistance, in an era where writing is often seen as an exercise in branding.