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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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Misguided feminism finds offence everywhere — even a horse

Misguided feminism finds offence everywhere — even a horse

December 24, 2012 28 Comments

The latest confected feminist outrage is over The Daily Telegraph naming a horse as sportswoman of the year. Here's why that just doesn't matter -- while there's plenty else that should.

Jones is a twit, regardless of who he sleeps with

Jones is a twit, regardless of who he sleeps with

October 3, 2012 37 Comments

In many of the critical pieces about Alan Jones this week, there's been a strong focus on his sexuality. Why can't we just examine his actions?

Helen Razer: Target’s ‘tramp’ gear just child’s play

August 15, 2012 18 Comments

Is Target creating a generation of young "sl-ts"? Or are children too busy learning how to spell to understand the more complex symbolism of raiment?

Razer: The Monthly‘s Louis Nowra needs a good vajazzling

March 8, 2010 130 Comments

Forget what Louis Nowra and The Monthly say, writes Helen Razor: Germaine Greer is a bright and occasionally charming old ratbag who should be revered.

Tired? Eat too much? Irritable? Congrats, you’re depressed.

September 7, 2009 1 Comment

In 1994 the American Psychiatric Association published its fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for mental disorders (DSM). Here, you’ll find the worryingly popular one-size-fits-most measure for Depressive Disorder.

It’s a Smaland after all

August 31, 2009 3 Comments

IKEA has done what many consider to be the unthinkable. The catalogue changed its typeface.

Dominick Dunne, the great gossip, is dead

August 28, 2009 1 Comment

The pre-eminent voice of American celebrity’s inner word is dead. There has never been a greater gossip than Dunne, reflects Helen Razer.

Miss Universe’s celebration of Camp transcends irony

August 25, 2009

Somehow, the Miss Universe pageant has survived an ironic age. And a post-ironic one, too.

How the free market can save the free press

August 24, 2009

In order for news organisations to survive, the US government must grant them exemption from antitrust and price-fixing laws so that they can essentially "collude for survival", argues Tim Rutten.

And the Wankley goes to … Fashion Week coverage, belittling the big

And the Wankley goes to … Fashion Week coverage, belittling the big

August 21, 2009 7 Comments

For their championing of chubby, several media outlets have this week earned the Wankley.