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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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G-strings and racists — how cost-cutting cheapens our papers

G-strings and racists — how cost-cutting cheapens our papers

Helen Razer January 15, 2015 9 Comments

It's not that traditional media have grown more racist or sexist, it's just all they can afford to print.

Razer: the pleasures of binge-watching

Razer: the pleasures of binge-watching

Helen Razer January 14, 2015

Staying up all night bingeing on Breaking Bad hasn't just changed the way we watch TV, but the TV we watch.

Razer: Je ne suis pas <em>Charlie</em>

Razer: Je ne suis pas Charlie

Helen Razer January 9, 2015

Though satire has a rich history in Western culture, it does not win wars. And to believe that Charlie Hebdo was attacked simply for its irreverence is tragically myopic.

Razer: Abbott errs, Bishop shines in the war on pleather

Razer: Abbott errs, Bishop shines in the war on pleather

Helen Razer January 8, 2015 12 Comments

Men can no longer escape the harsh judgement of our intensely visual age. So how well are the boys adjusting to the critical gaze women have endured for so long?

Razer’s Class Warfare: you can’t co-opt siege victims for your cause

Razer’s Class Warfare: you can’t co-opt siege victims for your cause

Helen Razer December 18, 2014 21 Comments

We as humans are tempted to see patterns everywhere, where there are none. But our rational brains must overcome that instinct -- and don't publish the first thing that comes to mind in a moment of blind panic.

Razer’s Class Warfare: get over yourselves, <em>Daily Life</em> writers, Latham not worth a petition

Razer’s Class Warfare: get over yourselves, Daily Life writers, Latham not worth a petition

Helen Razer December 11, 2014 18 Comments

Change.org petitions and a manufactured Fairfax feud only get in the way of hard-hitting analysis of the real goals of feminism.

Razer: take up Stella Young’s activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Razer: take up Stella Young’s activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Helen Razer December 9, 2014

Stella Young was not exceptional because she had a physical disability. She was exceptional because she put everything she had into the hard, important work of social change.

Razer’s Class Warfare: gender is a social construct, but leave the Barbies alone

Razer’s Class Warfare: gender is a social construct, but leave the Barbies alone

Helen Razer December 4, 2014 21 Comments

Yes, gender is not natural. But that doesn't mean politicians should be dictating our Christmas present purchases.

Hey, you with the iPhone, leave Krispy Kreme alone

Hey, you with the iPhone, leave Krispy Kreme alone

Helen Razer December 3, 2014

Whether we're gushing over the Apple Watch or shoving Krispy Kreme into our pie holes, these are experiences that allow us to see each other as social beings, not just slaves to the market.

Razer’s Class Warfare: defend the ABC with politics, not anecdotes

Razer’s Class Warfare: defend the ABC with politics, not anecdotes

Helen Razer November 27, 2014 10 Comments

Yes, "the personal is political", but your feelings on goat's cheese or yoga do nothing to inform the real ABC debate.