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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: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

Helen RazerNov 25, 2014

We maintain the fiction that media can provoke great change, but that's not really the case.

Razer's Class Warfare: illness is not caused by 'bad thoughts'

Razer’s Class Warfare: illness is not caused by ‘bad thoughts’

Helen RazerNov 20, 201431 Comments

Sarah "I Quit Sugar" Wilson has declared illness to be caused by "female self-hatred". Actual scientists think somewhat differently.

Razer: the dull, dreary, efficient porn of Fifty Shades of Grey

Helen RazerNov 19, 2014

It's not just that Fifty Shades of Grey is a terrible book (though it is). It's that it encourages women to become efficient, dull masturbatory machines -- just like men. Whoopee.

Razer's Class Warfare: the problem with the media no one is (actually) talking about

Razer’s Class Warfare: the problem with the media no one is (actually) talking about

Helen RazerNov 13, 201410 Comments

Talking about social ills isn't the same as tackling them, no matter what the media might be telling you.

Razer: Tex Perkins belongs on your iTunes, not your ballot

Razer: Tex Perkins belongs on your iTunes, not your ballot

Helen RazerNov 11, 2014

You may think that voting for Tex Perkins will recapture your youth and save the Palais. But all it could really do is kill any chance of a Labor state government -- and unseat its potential arts minister.

Razer's class warfare: Sharri v Barrie -- a tedious set of self-referential ping pong

Razer’s class warfare: Sharri v Barrie — a tedious set of self-referential ping pong

Helen RazerNov 6, 201425 Comments

Sharri Markson's incorrigible self-interest is actually a symptom shared by many journalists in an industry that won't stop talking about itself.

Razer: Taylor Swift's new album exudes perky gasps of icy nothingness

Razer: Taylor Swift’s new album exudes perky gasps of icy nothingness

Helen RazerNov 4, 2014

1989 is an ahistorical, destructive pastiche of a time Taylor Swift doesn't properly appreciate. Here's why ...

Razer's Class Warfare: Hollaback, sweary princesses and a history of selling feminism

Razer’s Class Warfare: Hollaback, sweary princesses and a history of selling feminism

Helen RazerOct 30, 20144 Comments

Hollaback has "exposed" the street harassment a woman faces in New York in order to sell T-shirts. This is not a revolution, it is capitalism at its most base.

Razer: Russell Brand is just Jacqui Lambie with great abs

Razer: Russell Brand is just Jacqui Lambie with great abs

Helen RazerOct 28, 2014

Yes, Russell Brand is a sexpot. But he knows bupkis about politics, economics or any number of things that are necessary to effectively govern.

Razer's Class Warfare: baby, you weren't born this way

Razer’s Class Warfare: baby, you weren’t born this way

Helen RazerOct 23, 201429 Comments

The real problem with Mia Freedman's statement on The Project was not that she mentioned homosexuality and paedophilia in the same sentence. The real problem is she said homosexuality was an innate characteristic, which it is not.