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DAMSEL | The Scars of Patriarchy

A short story by Husna Farooq The following content could be distressing to readers. Damsel advises discretion and would like to provide a content warning for sexual assault, violence towards women and misogyny. I lean back in the chair, trying to relax. Tapping my foot nervously, I look around to distract myself. The small waiting […]

DAMSEL | Review: The Good Place – Morality, Mortality and the Modern Sitcom

It can be difficult trying to make moral philosophy, mortality, and the concept of the afterlife a humorous and light-hearted affair, but somehow The Good Place manages to do just that. The NBC show, which is also available on Netflix, just finished airing its second season on the 1st of February, and a third season […]

DAMSEL | Fringe Festival Review: Minus One Sister

The kind of production where you find yourself gritting your teeth so hard you leave with a tired jaw, Minus One Sister was an incredibly painful, uncomfortable, and emotionally evocative experience – and one that no amount of praise will do justice. The writing and timing of the show was precise in the extreme – […]

DAMSEL | Mirror mirror on the wall, we aren’t so green after all

Our world is in trouble and it reflects our society’s views and attitudes. Are our expectations too high? We must ask ourselves what we can do for our world. Earl Nightingale once said, “our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations”. Sadly, our environment is […]

DAMSEL | 10 Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Makeup Brands

Why choose eco-friendly makeup brands? Conventional beauty brands rely on a host of ingredients and chemicals that are not only bad for your skin, but are also harmful for the environment. Usually these ingredients are petroleum, lead, and aluminium based, all of which require extensive mining. Many brands are still not cruelty free or vegan […]

DAMSEL | We Need to Talk About Sport

cw: gendered slurs, sexual harassment, binge drinking, sexual assault, rape culture We need to talk about misogyny in sport, we need to talk about violence and aggression towards women off the field and we need to talk about sports clubs that continue to perpetuate the cycle of violence. I’ve been verbally abused, called a “slut” […]

DAMSEL | Pitch Perfect as Military Propaganda: The Insidious Manipulation of Audiences through the Involvement of the U.S Military in Hollywood

Film and military propaganda has gone hand in hand since the advent of the motion picture. Whether it be the Nazi propaganda film “Triumph of the Will”, the racist, white supremacist film “Birth of a Nation”, or even the much-loved Australian classic “Gallipoli”, war and military imagery within cinema is rampant and manipulative. There are […]

DAMSEL | International Day of Women and Girls in STEM

February 11th was the International Day for Women and Girls in STEM. Some of Damsel’s contributors talk about their experiences in STEM.   My name is Indra and I’m a PhD student at the School of Molecular Sciences. I like to think of my love story with STEM as a fortunate series of events that […]

DAMSEL | Letter to My Past Self

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DAMSEL | Parenting Guide

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