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: Crikey, the ALP is out of ideas

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

May 1, 2014 10

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

April 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

April 17, 2014 10

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

April 10, 2014 16

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.

Cobain spoke for a generation, but we’re grown-ups now

Cobain spoke for a generation, but we’re grown-ups now

April 3, 2014 12

Kurt Cobain perfectly embodied the '90s grunge and punk movement, a muffled voice of a quietly miserable generation. But his music has not aged well -- and neither have we.

Breaking news on Alain de Botton: more Martha Stewart than Bob Woodward

Breaking news on Alain de Botton: more Martha Stewart than Bob Woodward

March 28, 2014 1

Modern philosopher and public intellectual Alain de Botton has some nuanced ideas about philosophy, but he doesn't understand the modern newsroom.

Razer’s Class Warfare: reducing depression’s ‘stigma’ is cheap, stupid policy

Razer’s Class Warfare: reducing depression’s ‘stigma’ is cheap, stupid policy

March 27, 2014 30

Some Australians still think depression is not a disease. But who cares? Instead of trying to change their minds, let's change our policy and funding, and provide some proper treatment.

Razer’s Class Warfare: March in March is only about your feelings — but that’s fine

Razer’s Class Warfare: March in March is only about your feelings — but that’s fine

March 20, 2014 18

Protests don't have to get media coverage to be successful -- if they help protesters feel like glorious revolutionaries, that's just fine.

Razer’s Class Warfare: my last temptation

Razer’s Class Warfare: my last temptation

March 13, 2014 9

You can try to give up talking about feminism for Lent. But then along comes Janet Albrechtsen with a morsel too juicy to resist for this Catholic ...

Razer’s Class Warfare: death the inevitable result of our asylum seeker policy

March 6, 2014 5

There are plenty of horrifying accounts of individual acts of violence on Manus Island. But we need to step back from them and see what is really at fault here: policy, not people.