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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: Uber boss’ departure is a cynical ploy and won't make the company 'more ethical'

Razer: Uber boss’ departure is a cynical ploy and won't make the company 'more ethical'

Helen RazerJun 15, 201712 Comments

Troubled Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his role at Uber, with many believing his exit will bring forth a great new era of morality and principle at the company. Problem is, they're wrong.

Jeremy Corbyn
Corbyn-bashing 'centrist' media like the Guardian can jog right on

Corbyn-bashing 'centrist' media like the Guardian can jog right on

Helen RazerJun 13, 201739 Comments

What we need right now is not more centrist op-eds from out-of-touch "liberal" media outlets. What we need is a shift in press so enamoured of its own interests.

Razer and Corbyn sitting in a tree M-A-R-X-I-S-M

Razer and Corbyn sitting in a tree M-A-R-X-I-S-M

Helen RazerJun 8, 20179 Comments

Oi, media! It's time to write about policies, not bruschetta and jam.

Racism doesn’t start on the bus, so why the media obsession with shaming PT ranters?

Racism doesn’t start on the bus, so why the media obsession with shaming PT ranters?

Helen RazerJun 6, 201710 Comments

The fixation on public transport “rants” is curious. These acts are rarely discussed as symptoms of broader social sicknesses.

John McCain's US-Australia speech
McCain’s frozen peace: why the media swooned for a Republican’s cliched US exceptionalism

McCain’s frozen peace: why the media swooned for a Republican’s cliched US exceptionalism

Helen RazerJun 1, 20179 Comments

McCain's rhetoric leant heavily on the idea of the "bully". “Bullying” has come, rather craftily, to signify anything one doesn’t like, from the stuff I write in Crikey to the PRC’s economic growth, writes Helen Razer.

avocado toast
Razer: how the fogies sold Millennials a lie, then sold them out

Razer: how the fogies sold Millennials a lie, then sold them out

Helen RazerMay 30, 201714 Comments

Last week, Helen Razer accepted an invitation to a Millennial Marketing conference in Melbourne’s Federation Square and, no, she doesn’t know how her name got on their list, either.

News Corp and 'acceptable homosexuals' throw radical queers under the pride bus

News Corp and 'acceptable homosexuals' throw radical queers under the pride bus

Helen RazerMay 25, 201716 Comments

News Corp columnist Shannon Molloy recently got into a bit of a tussle with a couple of "unacceptable homosexuals". The upshot of this stoush for queer politics is significant.

Off the Mark: ‘philanthropic’ Zuckerberg should leave democracy to the professionals

Off the Mark: ‘philanthropic’ Zuckerberg should leave democracy to the professionals

Helen RazerMay 23, 20178 Comments

We didn't elect Mark Zuckerberg. He is not qualified to guide democracy, nor to fix much of anything outside of Facebook's censorship policy.

Is Donald Trump insane?
Smarter than your average Colbert: liberal media's stupid obsession with Trump's intelligence

Smarter than your average Colbert: liberal media's stupid obsession with Trump's intelligence

Helen RazerMay 18, 201720 Comments

Certain media outlets have developed an unhealthy obsession with Donald Trump's sanity and intelligence, as well as becoming fixated on technocratic qualifications.

Politician profiling Australia
Razer: we need more than appearances and personalities from our leaders

Razer: we need more than appearances and personalities from our leaders

Helen RazerMay 16, 201723 Comments

If we continue to be satisfied with the appearance of a particular politician's identity, appearances are all we’ll get.