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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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Clive James' devilish fire an eternal flame

Clive James' devilish fire an eternal flame

Helen RazerJun 2, 2014

Clive James has had some silly, nonsensical and flat-out wrong opinions over his long career. But his writing can still ignite passion in any breast, be it adolescent or middle-aged.

Razer's Class Warfare: you call that a protest?

Razer's Class Warfare: you call that a protest?

Helen RazerMay 29, 201422 Comments

Students are taking to the streets with home-made signs and jostling former politicians at uni like it's 1969. Someone has to let these kids know that the old forms of protest have been kaput for some time.

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

Helen RazerMay 27, 201442 Comments

We love the narrative that blames a current cultural ill (loose morals, video games, a controversial book, misogyny) for random acts of inexplicable horror. But this narrative is completely wrong.

Razer's Class Warfare: Hockey's narcissism in the age of the selfie

Razer's Class Warfare: Hockey's narcissism in the age of the selfie

Helen RazerMay 22, 201415 Comments

The age of entitlement is far from over for our narcissistic Treasurer, who believes his own experience should be universal and is screwing the poor because he didn't get enough love from daddy.

Razer's Class Warfare: a prick he may be, but Hockey's dancing is irrelevant

Razer's Class Warfare: a prick he may be, but Hockey's dancing is irrelevant

Helen RazerMay 15, 201411 Comments

Joe Hockey likes dancing to pop songs and smoking cigars while he formulates a budget to screw over the poor and the sick. But it's only the budget that matters -- the personal is not always political.

Razer's Class Warfare: Lewinsky's taste of fame means lessons are not ours

Razer's Class Warfare: Lewinsky's taste of fame means lessons are not ours

Helen RazerMay 8, 20146 Comments

Monica Lewinsky is not "breaking her silence" to "take back her narrative". She is not "just like us". She is not healing, she's just cashing in. And that's fine.

Razer's Class Warfare: Crikey, the ALP is out of ideas

Razer's Class Warfare: Crikey, the ALP is out of ideas

Helen RazerMay 1, 201410 Comments

By focusing so much on the medium, the ALP has proved itself to be completely devoid of message. A "Crikey"-style newsletter won't make much difference.

Razer's Class Warfare: shut up about the <em>GoT</em> rape already

Razer's Class Warfare: shut up about the GoT rape already

Helen RazerApr 24, 2014

TV is not real. Even good TV is not real. And Game of Thrones is certainly not real. So stop yelling about the morality of a crime committed in a fictional kingdom peopled by demons.

Razer's Class Warfare: Wills, Kate will never be royals -- but they can be celebs

Razer's Class Warfare: Wills, Kate will never be royals -- but they can be celebs

Helen RazerApr 17, 201410 Comments

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Sydney, and they will no doubt be on their blandest, most boringly dutiful behaviour. But that's not due to the dignity of their titles -- it's in opposition.

Razer's Class Warfare: skinny models don't matter, neither does fashion

Razer's Class Warfare: skinny models don't matter, neither does fashion

Helen RazerApr 10, 201416 Comments

Models are skinny. Who cares? Fashion's real victim is our rational minds, as it is patently and deliberately stupid twattery. To believe anything else is the real problem.

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