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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.

Sharman Stone should be ashamed to call herself a Liberal

Sharman Stone should be ashamed to call herself a Liberal

Quotas are not Liberal. End of story. You don’t get to buy a hate cake and cram your pie-hole with it, too.

Razer: at least the ALP fucks up in plain sight

Razer: at least the ALP fucks up in plain sight

Say what you will about the Labor Party, it is certainly committed to "openness".

Barnesy working hard to make a living, but Reclaim Australia have done the right thing

Barnesy working hard to make a living, but Reclaim Australia have done the right thing

Jimmy Barnes has not said he is suing Reclaim Australia for promoting an anti-tolerance message he abhors. But he still could.

From the terrorists at the NRA to Rupert himself, a lesson in Orwellian newspeak

From the terrorists at the NRA to Rupert himself, a lesson in Orwellian newspeak

There’s a spectre haunting public conversation, and it is the spectre of newspeak.

Razer: your hot liberal daddy fantasies aside, Atticus Finch is not the hero for our time

Razer: your hot liberal daddy fantasies aside, Atticus Finch is not the hero for our time

Claims that a new, racist Atticus Finch are “difficult” or that these represent a “lost innocence” are abundantly stupid.

Food-labelling debate swarmed by phony glutards and anti-halal whiners

Food-labelling debate swarmed by phony glutards and anti-halal whiners

There is so much that needs to be said about food labelling in Australia. But, as usual, inanity prevails.

Dead Poets Society won't stop terrorism

Dead Poets Society won't stop terrorism

Short-sighted media were quick to lunge on a relatively minor recommendation from a report on countering radicalisation of young, at-risk Muslims.

Abbott's 'evil' dead set from the Middle Ages

Abbott's 'evil' dead set from the Middle Ages

Our PM used to be able to explain foreign policy without invoking Satan. Not so much anymore.

A womb with a bird's-eye view: what Gillard gets wrong about sexism

A womb with a bird's-eye view: what Gillard gets wrong about sexism

Julia Gillard would be wise not to conflate political battles with gender warfare. Sexism is a fundamentally different beast in the top echelons of society.

Q and Gay is really stupid (but so is every other <em>Q&A</em> episode)

Q and Gay is really stupid (but so is every other Q&A episode)

If Q&A is, as its tagline suggests, “democracy in action”, then democracy has become little more than the opportunity to enjoy strong feelings.