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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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Hyperbolic outrage and trolling to quieten the constant assault

Hyperbolic outrage and trolling to quieten the constant assault

Helen RazerFeb 24, 201429 Comments

Trolling is not about the trolls. It's the product of increasingly histrionic communication, where everything provokes outrage. And the reasons behind Charlotte Dawson's death are much more complicated.

Biennale boycott won't help anything except your feelings

Biennale boycott won't help anything except your feelings

Helen RazerFeb 21, 2014

Boycotting is the laziest form of protest, and won't hurt Transfield as much as it will harm artists.

Razer's class warfare: people are terrible, but blame those in power

Razer's class warfare: people are terrible, but blame those in power

Helen RazerFeb 20, 20147 Comments

Stop declaring the violence in Manus Island is "not in your name" or due to Australians' antipathy, because it's really not you. It's the government and the power structures we have put in place.

Razer's class struggle: who cares about Schapelle aside from journos?

Razer's class struggle: who cares about Schapelle aside from journos?

Helen RazerFeb 11, 201429 Comments

The tabloids tell us every scintillating detail about Schapelle. The broadsheets tell us the bogans who read the Murdoch press are idiots. They are both completely wrong.

Razer's class warfare: when there are not tears left

Razer's class warfare: when there are not tears left

Helen RazerFeb 6, 20144 Comments

We have become so inured to pain, violence, racism and abuse as infotainment that we can't find the compassion in our conscious minds to cry for the pain of others.

Razer's class warfare: homosexuality a dangerous Western invention

Razer's class warfare: homosexuality a dangerous Western invention

Helen RazerJan 30, 201418 Comments

Sexuality doesn't exist; it's a Western construct. The human rights framework that we should all love who we love is a solution to a Western problem -- and not a very good one.

Razer's class warfare: Aboriginal Australia needs capital, not bullshit feelings

Razer's class warfare: Aboriginal Australia needs capital, not bullshit feelings

Helen RazerJan 23, 201425 Comments

The claim that Aboriginal Australians have a "special relationship with the land" is, quite frankly, racist and extremely unhelpful. Let's make some real reparations -- cold, hard cash.

Razer's defence of Triple J: it's all in the mix, and the kids like it

Razer's defence of Triple J: it's all in the mix, and the kids like it

Helen RazerJan 17, 201444 Comments

The arguments against ABC youth station Triple J -- from people too old and too white to be making them -- are back in print. A former JJJ presenter mounts a more knowledgeable defence.

Razer's class warfare: it's the economy, stupid (or why Scorsese is a girl's blouse)

Razer's class warfare: it's the economy, stupid (or why Scorsese is a girl's blouse)

Helen RazerJan 16, 201429 Comments

When did we decide that economics and a real class struggle were too hard and we could just get by with our feely feely feelings?

Razer's class warfare: Destroy the Joint's useless crimson tide

Razer's class warfare: Destroy the Joint's useless crimson tide

Helen RazerJan 9, 201412 Comments

Sending tampons to Scott Morrison is not going to help asylum seekers, but go right ahead if it makes you feel better.

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