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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: being and nothingness and the Material Girl

Razer: being and nothingness and the Material Girl

April 21, 2015

The Material Girl's true currency has been her ability to point her coned-shaped bra at the making of meaning itself.

Woolworths’ Anzac campaign perfectly appropriate to what Gallipoli has become

Woolworths’ Anzac campaign perfectly appropriate to what Gallipoli has become

April 16, 2015 22 Comments

The reality of Gallipoli is secondary to its function as a powerful but empty signifier. If we are going to hate Woolworths' co-option of the Diggers, why do we allow everyone else to do it?

<em>Dallas Buyers Club</em>: how the gays have been co-opted for profit

Dallas Buyers Club: how the gays have been co-opted for profit

April 9, 2015 4 Comments

In more ways than one, the depiction of Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club reflects the greed and profiteering of the film's owners.

Jeremy Clarkson and the obsolescence of middle-class white men

Jeremy Clarkson and the obsolescence of middle-class white men

April 2, 2015 41 Comments

Jeremy Clarkson once stood to mock the middle-class English culture he represented. But now has nothing left to say beyond “Believe me, I’m very important”.

Razer: rape jokes per se are not offensive, but bad comedy is

Razer: rape jokes per se are not offensive, but bad comedy is

April 1, 2015

The comedian and the audience must allow themselves freedom from the orthodoxies of the everyday.

Razer: nevermind sugar, Paleo pushers need to quit bullshit, before it kills kids

Razer: nevermind sugar, Paleo pushers need to quit bullshit, before it kills kids

March 27, 2015 24 Comments

After a day of reproachful messages suggesting that Helen Razer was so mentally unwell that she needed a detox, she held forth to cleanse the toxins. This is her enema.

Paleo is a stupid cult, and it is killing people

Paleo is a stupid cult, and it is killing people

March 26, 2015 31 Comments

A toxic mix of scientism and a delusional belief in pseudo-history have created a world in which we pick and choose easy "answers", rather than search for actual knowledge.

Razer: the death of The Hoopla and the media’s self-obsession

Razer: the death of The Hoopla and the media’s self-obsession

March 25, 2015 1 Comment

Dear Australian media, you are not the most special unique snowflakes to have ever lived, and there is more worth reporting than what is inside your own newsroom.

You, not your iPhone, are the gravest threat to your kid

You, not your iPhone, are the gravest threat to your kid

March 19, 2015 9 Comments

Won't someone think of the children! Kids use smartphones because we let them. Perhaps try parenting, instead of buying another app to limit your kid's screen time.

Razer’s Class Warfare: in UN attack, Abbott’s slip is showing

Razer’s Class Warfare: in UN attack, Abbott’s slip is showing

March 12, 2015 8 Comments

Abbott has again decided to kick an institution many Australians strongly support -- dubious as the United Nations may be ...