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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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Cut Theroux: we don’t need foreign celebrities to teach us about Australian issues

Cut Theroux: we don’t need foreign celebrities to teach us about Australian issues

Helen RazerSep 29, 20165 Comments

We shouldn’t need esteemed foreigners to tell us, for example, that Aboriginal people have been screwed over by our government and society for centuries.

The media's obsession with tapping into the culture of ‘Real People’ is dumb

The media's obsession with tapping into the culture of ‘Real People’ is dumb

Helen RazerSep 27, 201622 Comments

Helen Razer is not Real People. She does not believe in the false category of Real People. And, she argues, the media needs to stop believing in it as well.

‘Stop the boats’ and ‘let them come’ are both pointless protests

‘Stop the boats’ and ‘let them come’ are both pointless protests

Helen RazerSep 22, 201615 Comments

Whether one is of a “stop the boats” or a “let them all come” view, one fails to address the reason for the unsteady motion of the boats.

British Colonial Co is a bad marketing exercise, not 'gross racism'

British Colonial Co is a bad marketing exercise, not 'gross racism'

Helen RazerSep 20, 20163 Comments

The “market” has voted and decided that British Colonial Co should have secured some better branding advice before popping its pith helmet on.

Are you dumber than George Bush? Take this test to find out

Are you dumber than George Bush? Take this test to find out

Helen RazerSep 15, 201615 Comments

Western media has been struck down with a serious case of stupid. Have you been infected? Form an orderly queue and Helen Razer will check you out.

Brisbane Writers Festival knew what they were getting with Lionel Shriver

Brisbane Writers Festival knew what they were getting with Lionel Shriver

Helen RazerSep 13, 201622 Comments

The Brisbane Writers Festival wanted Lionel Shriver to make a controversial speech. She did. Then the festival hung her out to dry.

Down with after-work drinks -- a vile ritual that promotes sexual harassment

Down with after-work drinks -- a vile ritual that promotes sexual harassment

Helen RazerSep 8, 201614 Comments

What has long been well beyond me is the pleasure of the after-work cocktail, writes Helen Razer.

Karl Stefanovic is not a hero. His ‘apology’ to transpeople means jack

Karl Stefanovic is not a hero. His ‘apology’ to transpeople means jack

Helen RazerSep 6, 20169 Comments

A social problem like transphobia won't be solved by a TV host on a show made by stupid people and consumed by people more interested in making toast.

Hey nude selfie moralisers: shut up about your tits

Hey nude selfie moralisers: shut up about your tits

Helen RazerSep 1, 201611 Comments

Taking nude pictures of yourself is akin to seizing the factory machinery? Helen Razer doesn't think so.

At-risk LGBTI people don't need marriage, they need mental health care

At-risk LGBTI people don't need marriage, they need mental health care

Helen RazerAug 30, 20168 Comments

Maybe avoiding the plebiscite will improve the mental health of LGBTI people. Maybe legalising marriage equality will. But you know what definitely will? Actual mental health care.

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