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: Murdoch’s capitalist failure drives us to download

Razer’s Class Warfare: Murdoch’s capitalist failure drives us to download

June 19, 2014 9

Let's really put an end to the age of entitlement and make media barons accountable for their business failures, rather than legislating their right to steal our right to choice.

Razer’s Class Warfare: Muir won, but we’ve all lost

Razer’s Class Warfare: Muir won, but we’ve all lost

June 12, 2014 21

You think Ricky Muir came out of that interview looking bad? Think again. Willesee's interview was a wake for late modernism, with politics and journalism both emerging distinctly tarnished.

Razer’s Class Warfare: stop loving Malcolm Turnbull

Razer’s Class Warfare: stop loving Malcolm Turnbull

June 5, 2014 52

So all you progressives love Malcolm Turnbull. Why, when he's destroying the NBN and represents the ruling class?

Clive James’ devilish fire an eternal flame

Clive James’ devilish fire an eternal flame

June 2, 2014

Clive James has had some silly, nonsensical and flat-out wrong opinions over his long career. But his writing can still ignite passion in any breast, be it adolescent or middle-aged.

Razer’s Class Warfare: you call that a protest?

Razer’s Class Warfare: you call that a protest?

May 29, 2014 22

Students are taking to the streets with home-made signs and jostling former politicians at uni like it's 1969. Someone has to let these kids know that the old forms of protest have been kaput for some time.

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

May 27, 2014 42

We love the narrative that blames a current cultural ill (loose morals, video games, a controversial book, misogyny) for random acts of inexplicable horror. But this narrative is completely wrong.

Razer’s Class Warfare: Hockey’s narcissism in the age of the selfie

Razer’s Class Warfare: Hockey’s narcissism in the age of the selfie

May 22, 2014 15

The age of entitlement is far from over for our narcissistic Treasurer, who believes his own experience should be universal and is screwing the poor because he didn't get enough love from daddy.

Razer’s Class Warfare: a prick he may be, but Hockey’s dancing is irrelevant

Razer’s Class Warfare: a prick he may be, but Hockey’s dancing is irrelevant

May 15, 2014 11

Joe Hockey likes dancing to pop songs and smoking cigars while he formulates a budget to screw over the poor and the sick. But it's only the budget that matters -- the personal is not always political.

Razer’s Class Warfare: Lewinsky’s taste of fame means lessons are not ours

Razer’s Class Warfare: Lewinsky’s taste of fame means lessons are not ours

May 8, 2014 6

Monica Lewinsky is not "breaking her silence" to "take back her narrative". She is not "just like us". She is not healing, she's just cashing in. And that's fine.

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.