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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.

Hey, you with the iPhone, leave Krispy Kreme alone

Hey, you with the iPhone, leave Krispy Kreme alone

Whether we're gushing over the Apple Watch or shoving Krispy Kreme into our pie holes, these are experiences that allow us to see each other as social beings, not just slaves to the market.

Razer's Class Warfare: defend the ABC with politics, not anecdotes

Razer's Class Warfare: defend the ABC with politics, not anecdotes

Yes, "the personal is political", but your feelings on goat's cheese or yoga do nothing to inform the real ABC debate.

Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

We maintain the fiction that media can provoke great change, but that's not really the case.

Razer's Class Warfare: illness is not caused by 'bad thoughts'

Razer's Class Warfare: illness is not caused by 'bad thoughts'

Sarah "I Quit Sugar" Wilson has declared illness to be caused by "female self-hatred". Actual scientists think somewhat differently.

Razer: the dull, dreary, efficient porn of <em>Fifty Shades of Grey</em>

Razer: the dull, dreary, efficient porn of Fifty Shades of Grey

It's not just that Fifty Shades of Grey is a terrible book (though it is). It's that it encourages women to become efficient, dull masturbatory machines -- just like men. Whoopee.

Razer's Class Warfare: the problem with the media no one is (actually) talking about

Razer's Class Warfare: the problem with the media no one is (actually) talking about

Talking about social ills isn't the same as tackling them, no matter what the media might be telling you.

Razer: Tex Perkins belongs on your iTunes, not your ballot

Razer: Tex Perkins belongs on your iTunes, not your ballot

You may think that voting for Tex Perkins will recapture your youth and save the Palais. But all it could really do is kill any chance of a Labor state government -- and unseat its potential arts minister.

Razer's class warfare: Sharri v Barrie -- a tedious set of self-referential ping pong

Razer's class warfare: Sharri v Barrie -- a tedious set of self-referential ping pong

Sharri Markson's incorrigible self-interest is actually a symptom shared by many journalists in an industry that won't stop talking about itself.

Razer: Taylor Swift's new album exudes perky gasps of icy nothingness

Razer: Taylor Swift's new album exudes perky gasps of icy nothingness

1989 is an ahistorical, destructive pastiche of a time Taylor Swift doesn't properly appreciate. Here's why ...

Razer's Class Warfare: Hollaback, sweary princesses and a history of selling feminism

Razer's Class Warfare: Hollaback, sweary princesses and a history of selling feminism

Hollaback has "exposed" the street harassment a woman faces in New York in order to sell T-shirts. This is not a revolution, it is capitalism at its most base.