Menu lock
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.


Razer: how the search for ‘truth’ after Las Vegas has been used to delude voters

October 10, 2017 27 Comments

This US mass shooting, like other US mass shootings, has become what others have described with terrible precision as a Rorschach test.

Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

October 5, 2017 4 Comments

The CEO and founder of Facebook is a rare and billionaire type to be sure, but one, thanks to his habit of being very typical very publicly, we can now identify.

Razer: One Nation will thrive in the absence of a genuine alternative (and centrism isn’t it)

October 3, 2017 26 Comments

If there is no party in this nation ready with both an economic plan for an uncertain future and a true aversion to bigotry, we can expect to see PHON exert its influence.

Razer: easily flattered journos lap up Bret Stephens’ free speech, free market dross

September 28, 2017 11 Comments

Last Saturday, US journalist Bret Stephens brought his blandishments to local media in a nice American accent. Helen Razer was not impressed.

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

September 26, 2017 13 Comments

The language of the era is strong and the tone uncompromised. To speak and, especially, to be heard in not only online forums but everyday exchange, we must increasingly trade in the coin of hyperbole.

Razer: why are right-wing snowflakes like Bolt so mad over this sacked kids’ entertainer?

September 21, 2017 20 Comments

After all, the workplace conditions that made her instant sacking possible have been championed by people like John Howard, Miranda Devine, Andrew Bolt, etc, for years.

Razer: hunt for the ‘gay gene’ leads us down a dark and tortuous path

September 19, 2017 20 Comments

Helen Razer warns that in this era of economic hardship, eugenics' descendant could again rear its genetically "perfect" head, albeit with the help of an unlikely political ally: liberal progressives.

Razer: Clinton’s book proves she is a compassionate, deeply delusional person

September 14, 2017 17 Comments

Hillary Clinton is loving and honest. But she is also a profoundly shortsighted elitist living in a fantasy world.

Razer: a stupid ad about lamb is the least of our worries

September 12, 2017 15 Comments

Helen Razer wonders at the complete absence of any journalistic curiosity about India, and why that nation may, at this particular time, be moved to make official protest about an ad for meat.

Razer: we need sound arguments, not ‘respectful debate’ (whatever the shit that is)

September 7, 2017 13 Comments

It would, of course, be true hypocrisy for a vulgarian like Helen Razer to urge for a new civility. So she won't.