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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Bill Leak, New Matilda and the freedom to troll

December 15, 2015 8

Yes, the cartoon in The Australian was racist. But it seems like it was published only to make the left jump up and down and scream "racism".

Infinite boom 4EVA! (Or, why Turnbull’s innovation plan sux)

December 8, 2015 4

Malcolm Turnbull wants us all to believe in the vibe of his frankly insubstantial innovation strategy.

Sunday Night Safran was the best kind of journalism

December 1, 2015 3

Like the priest obliged to save all souls, or the imaginary broadcast institution obliged to respect all faiths, this program had a divine indifference to usual order.

The Uber of Anxiety is not going to heal mental illness

November 24, 2015 7

There is not enough money for mental health services, leaving different approaches fighting for scraps.

Sorry Telstra, individual excellence, noble though it may be, does not help us all

November 19, 2015 8

The participation of women and of other “minorities” in military action neutralises the nature of the participation itself.

Michelle Bridges is right, people who grow their own food are freaks

Michelle Bridges is right, people who grow their own food are freaks

November 10, 2015 31

Growing your own food makes no economic (or even taste) sense, and those (like me) who do it are in fact freaks. But believing what you see on TV as real is far, far worse.

Instagram it. Hashtag it. Save the world.

Instagram it. Hashtag it. Save the world.

November 3, 2015 4

What happens when highly shareable youth content creators take money from highly profitable companies and turn it into a choose-your-own-agenda getaway for Twitter’s most fabulous?

Check yo’self before you tech yo’self: Wyatt Roy and the new language of bullshit

Check yo’self before you tech yo’self: Wyatt Roy and the new language of bullshit

October 27, 2015 44

Welcome to the New Bullshit.

Razer: how a culture of ’empowerment’ ruined Amy Schumer

Razer: how a culture of ’empowerment’ ruined Amy Schumer

October 23, 2015

Amy Schumer used to be funny. Then she met Judd Apatow, and her edge became dull.

To hell with your morality, decriminalising sex work saves lives

To hell with your morality, decriminalising sex work saves lives

October 21, 2015 14

Sex work should be safe and legal, because if it is not the latter, it will not be the former.