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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's Class Warfare: asylum seeker policy not a moral question

Razer's Class Warfare: asylum seeker policy not a moral question

Helen RazerJul 10, 201429 Comments

Tony Abbott does have a moral reason for refugee cruelty. But it's not a question of morals -- it's a simple banal evil.

Razer's Class Warfare: pissing in one's mouth is a traditional value

Razer's Class Warfare: pissing in one's mouth is a traditional value

Helen RazerJul 3, 201427 Comments

We should quit expecting the unlikely convergence of great talent with great moral courage. Plus, what's so wrong with bubbling?

Razer's Class Warfare: the debate around speech is larger than Brandis' arse

Razer's Class Warfare: the debate around speech is larger than Brandis' arse

Helen RazerJun 26, 201410 Comments

Do you hate freedom or do you hate brown people? These were the choices on offer -- but it's a false dichotomy, and you can reject both terms.

Razer's Class Warfare: Murdoch's capitalist failure drives us to download

Razer's Class Warfare: Murdoch's capitalist failure drives us to download

Helen RazerJun 19, 20149 Comments

Let's really put an end to the age of entitlement and make media barons accountable for their business failures, rather than legislating their right to steal our right to choice.

Razer's Class Warfare: Muir won, but we've all lost

Razer's Class Warfare: Muir won, but we've all lost

Helen RazerJun 12, 201421 Comments

You think Ricky Muir came out of that interview looking bad? Think again. Willesee's interview was a wake for late modernism, with politics and journalism both emerging distinctly tarnished.

Razer's Class Warfare: stop loving Malcolm Turnbull

Razer's Class Warfare: stop loving Malcolm Turnbull

Helen RazerJun 5, 201452 Comments

So all you progressives love Malcolm Turnbull. Why, when he's destroying the NBN and represents the ruling class?

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.