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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: the 10 worst protests of 2013

Razer’s class warfare: the 10 worst protests of 2013

December 19, 2013 5 Comments

Just shut up with your stupid protests against lingerie football, poor old Snoop Dogg and the liberation of brown women from their oppressors. Your protests are worse than ineffective; they're actually making things worse. Stop.

Razer’s class warfare: Nelson Mandela and giving violence a chance

Razer’s class warfare: Nelson Mandela and giving violence a chance

December 12, 2013 24 Comments

Let's stop banging on about forgiveness and peace. Nelson Mandela was locked up for being a terrorist -- and sometimes armed rebellion is the only way to bring about change.

Razer’s class warfare: a diary of dissent

Razer’s class warfare: a diary of dissent

December 5, 2013 21 Comments

Helen Razer tells you how to protest and dissent in the modern age -- without resorting to cheap anti-intellectualism and anti-privilege.

Razer’s class warfare: a weekly diary of dissent

Razer’s class warfare: a weekly diary of dissent

November 28, 2013 38 Comments

Social protest has dwindled in recent centuries to become a mild affair of noting each passing Awareness day and perhaps donning a ribbon. Helen Razer yearns for the good old days of radicalism and, well, mass theft.

Don’t buy into ‘self-esteem’ feminism

Don’t buy into ‘self-esteem’ feminism

October 30, 2013 17 Comments

Railing against the patriarchy while spending your pay cheque on lipstick is not feminism. It's boring. Please, Annabel Crabb, tell us more about central banking.

On Chelsea Manning and missing the point

On Chelsea Manning and missing the point

August 26, 2013 8 Comments

Stop getting distracted about how Chelsea Manning wants to live as a woman. She is a hero, a prisoner and a truth-teller -- and her gender should not become the story.

Normal Kate’s normal post-George bump a shape of things to come

Normal Kate’s normal post-George bump a shape of things to come

July 26, 2013 38 Comments

How normal is Kate? So normal. And Willy is such a normal dad. And George will be normalised, too. These new-age royals are all so normal. Or so the narrative goes.

Magazines don’t kill people, bombs do

Magazines don’t kill people, bombs do

July 22, 2013 8 Comments

Rolling Stone made alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev its cover for this month's edition. But why are we all so outraged?

Gillard’s knifing had nothing to do with the patriarchy

Gillard’s knifing had nothing to do with the patriarchy

June 28, 2013 56 Comments

The chattering feminists are out in force, conflating the ALP caucus with "men" and Julia Gillard with "women". They are not the same. May Gillard be remembered for more than her gender.

I am a racist and so are you

I am a racist and so are you

May 31, 2013 54 Comments

The Eddie McGuire-Adam Goodes fraccas is UFC for people who enjoy artisanal cheese. Everyone's a little bit racist, and if we all could just admit ...