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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.


Razer: Labor thinks it can woo voters by emulating Obama. Seriously.

December 12, 2017 6 Comments

The ALP, once ruthlessly efficient, is now just plain old ruthless. And a bit of Obama-style political coaching isn't going to change that.

Razer: on the ethics and possibility of enjoying good art by bad men

December 7, 2017 13 Comments

The minute you consider enjoyment unethical, you open the risk of craving it for unsound reasons.

Razer: what it means to be truly ‘stupid’ (and what we can do about it)

December 5, 2017 25 Comments

I never supposed I would tire of calling people stupid, and yet ... Helen Razer reflects on the phenomenon of stupidity.

Razer: equality for women! (But only for those who work in the media, please.)

November 30, 2017 17 Comments

The “story” of media sexism has been gorging on its own self-interest for so long, what we have is a culture industry so utterly fixated on its own declining labour conditions, it rarely bothers to report on anybody else’s.

Razer: the ‘reputable’ practice of anti-Chinese racism

November 28, 2017 26 Comments

If only we were as critical of US influence as we were that of the Chinese.

Razer: Coles’ autism initiative is fine but only because it’s ‘an improvement on zero’

November 23, 2017 11 Comments

A recent change to 68 supermarkets has been reported in a way that eclipses the need for broad structural changes, writes Helen Razer.

Up Yours with Helen Razer: sinking tinnies with ‘the bastard’ Chris Graham

November 21, 2017 15 Comments

Some are born to outrage. Others have it thrust upon them. Introducing a new series from Crikey's provocateur-in-chief Helen Razer ...

Three essential Up Yours questions: Chris Graham

Three essential Up Yours questions: Chris Graham

November 21, 2017

Helen Razer interviews "the bastard" Chris Graham.

Razer: Yes victory was our Macron moment

November 16, 2017 33 Comments

Centrism had a victory yesterday, a moment of apparent progress, still concealing its ongoing descent.

Razer: it might be ‘unbiased’, but the ABC is not free of racist rot

November 14, 2017 13 Comments

The thugs who abused Sam Dastyari might be working class, but racism is maintained as it was started: by elites, for their own benefit.