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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 on Greenwald: journalism should be incisive, not amiable

Razer on Greenwald: journalism should be incisive, not amiable

Helen Razer August 21, 2017 13 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.

How the Yes campaign is being co-opted for selling undies, not solidarity

How the Yes campaign is being co-opted for selling undies, not solidarity

Helen Razer August 17, 2017 7 Comments

Many brands and public figures are draping themselves in rainbow colours and proudly sloganeering for the Yes campaign. However, this is often more part of a cynical marketing campaign than useful solidarity with the LGBTI community.

Razer: yes, I love the Queen

Razer: yes, I love the Queen

Helen Razer August 15, 2017 7 Comments

Of course, a monarchy is ridiculous. But I can't help but love Queen Elizabeth.

Razer: Amazon will destroy, not create, Australian jobs

Razer: Amazon will destroy, not create, Australian jobs

Helen Razer August 10, 2017 18 Comments

The true purpose of Amazon is not lost on shareholders, who continue to invest in it precisely because it is a company that saves money by diminishing workers' rights, and seeks to destroy all competition.

Razer: Bill Shorten is the only one benefiting from the Liberal Party’s gay marriage hysteria

Razer: Bill Shorten is the only one benefiting from the Liberal Party’s gay marriage hysteria

Helen Razer August 8, 2017 24 Comments

The Coalition’s incapacity to act on marriage equality now makes the guy look almost strong-willed.

Razer: Pete Evans releases new wellness ‘doco’ as philosophy and science crumble to low-carb dust

Razer: Pete Evans releases new wellness ‘doco’ as philosophy and science crumble to low-carb dust

Helen Razer August 3, 2017 19 Comments

At no time in human history have so many been so cultish in their devotion to so many bad ideas.

Razer: in the long run, household debt will kill us all

Razer: in the long run, household debt will kill us all

Helen Razer August 1, 2017 10 Comments

It’s not just Helen Razer and her Cassandra commie mates fretting. Australia is in a private debt hole from which we might not escape.

Razer: ‘political correctness’ is a lie used to inflame Millennial-boomer warfare

Razer: ‘political correctness’ is a lie used to inflame Millennial-boomer warfare

Helen Razer July 27, 2017 4 Comments

“Political correctness” has begun to signify very little. It can now mean almost any cultural change to which one objects.

Razer: inequality IS the point

Razer: inequality IS the point

Helen Razer July 25, 2017 11 Comments

Inequality has reached a crisis point in Australia, no matter your definition. The poor can't afford homes or electricity, and something has to be done.

Razer: tragedy tourism is older than selfies, so quit your outrage

Razer: tragedy tourism is older than selfies, so quit your outrage

Helen Razer July 20, 2017 14 Comments

Don't lecture millenials for tragedy selfies, they are just following an age-old practice.