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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.

<em>Dallas Buyers Club</em>: how the gays have been co-opted for profit

Dallas Buyers Club: how the gays have been co-opted for profit

In more ways than one, the depiction of Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club reflects the greed and profiteering of the film's owners.

Jeremy Clarkson and the obsolescence of middle-class white men

Jeremy Clarkson and the obsolescence of middle-class white men

Jeremy Clarkson once stood to mock the middle-class English culture he represented. But now has nothing left to say beyond “Believe me, I’m very important”.

Razer: rape jokes per se are not offensive, but bad comedy is

Razer: rape jokes per se are not offensive, but bad comedy is

The comedian and the audience must allow themselves freedom from the orthodoxies of the everyday.

Razer: nevermind sugar, Paleo pushers need to quit bullshit, before it kills kids

Razer: nevermind sugar, Paleo pushers need to quit bullshit, before it kills kids

After a day of reproachful messages suggesting that Helen Razer was so mentally unwell that she needed a detox, she held forth to cleanse the toxins. This is her enema.

Paleo is a stupid cult, and it is killing people

Paleo is a stupid cult, and it is killing people

A toxic mix of scientism and a delusional belief in pseudo-history have created a world in which we pick and choose easy "answers", rather than search for actual knowledge.

Razer: the death of The Hoopla and the media's self-obsession

Razer: the death of The Hoopla and the media's self-obsession

Dear Australian media, you are not the most special unique snowflakes to have ever lived, and there is more worth reporting than what is inside your own newsroom.

You, not your iPhone, are the gravest threat to your kid

You, not your iPhone, are the gravest threat to your kid

Won't someone think of the children! Kids use smartphones because we let them. Perhaps try parenting, instead of buying another app to limit your kid's screen time.

Razer's Class Warfare: in UN attack, Abbott's slip is showing

Razer's Class Warfare: in UN attack, Abbott's slip is showing

Abbott has again decided to kick an institution many Australians strongly support -- dubious as the United Nations may be ...

Razer: Latham's right, mental illness does discriminate

Razer: Latham's right, mental illness does discriminate

Mark Latham has declared mental illness to be a largely imagined problem of the bored middle class. He is right that some socioeconomic groups are more likely to be affected, but the finer details escape him.

Razer's Class Warfare: home ownership the real intergenerational theft

Razer's Class Warfare: home ownership the real intergenerational theft

It is time to give up the Australian Dream of home ownership. Not only are houses sometimes a bad investment, but the emphasis on owning is bad for everyone.