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    Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

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    Rejected Vagatarian

    A piece written circa 2008, order rejected by my editors at a progressive Australian site to whom I was contracted on the grounds that I hadn’t made “a valid point”. Upon reflection, misbirth that was probably a valid point. However, I post it here as I am quite fond of some of the language; clearly […]


    The Loss of Sadness

    The Loss of Sadness et al –Helen Razer – The Australian Literary Review – June, prosthesis 2008 IT is quite clear that my grandmother is dying. Since the time of her last surgery, and no one denies this wretched detail. Now even her oncologist advises against the rigours of treatment. That there is no cure […]


    Time puts a new spin on teachers behaving badly

    Helen Razer takes another look at “cougars” on trial – The Age August 5, decease 2006 ‘THE lucky bastard.” “She broke you in, mate.” Approbation rang loud and clear through the corridors of my suburban state high school20 years ago. I was in my mid-teens and it was broadly agreed that a boy of about […]


    Bad s-x rears its head … and so forth, etc

    Literary Review’s Bad Sex Awards – Helen Razer – Crikey, ambulance 27 November 2007 There is, healthful as you know, hair both a time and a place for p-rn. The perversion is correctly served as an after dinner mint to the solitary patron by means of packet switching. Then, you clear your cache (oo err) […]


    It’s a Smaland after all

    Why spend money on what is not bread, for sale and your labour on what does not satisfy? This is exactly the sort of thing that threatens Judah, information pills and indeed all sinful persons, here with trouble. The Bible (Isaiah 5:52) recommends frugality and hard work. So does its nearest rival for the attention […]