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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 defence of Triple J: it’s all in the mix, and the kids like it

Razer’s defence of Triple J: it’s all in the mix, and the kids like it

January 17, 2014 45

The arguments against ABC youth station Triple J -- from people too old and too white to be making them -- are back in print. A former JJJ presenter mounts a more knowledgeable defence.

Razer’s class warfare: it’s the economy, stupid (or why Scorsese is a girl’s blouse)

Razer’s class warfare: it’s the economy, stupid (or why Scorsese is a girl’s blouse)

January 16, 2014 30

When did we decide that economics and a real class struggle were too hard and we could just get by with our feely feely feelings?

Razer’s class warfare: Destroy the Joint’s useless crimson tide

Razer’s class warfare: Destroy the Joint’s useless crimson tide

January 9, 2014 14

Sending tampons to Scott Morrison is not going to help asylum seekers, but go right ahead if it makes you feel better.

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

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

December 19, 2013 6

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 25

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 22

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 39

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 20

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 9

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 39

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.