Suzannah Weiss

Suzannah Weiss

Bio

Suzannah Weiss is a writer whose work has also been published in The Washington Post, Salon, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Paper Magazine, Yahoo!, and more. She holds degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture & Media, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which she uses mainly to over-analyze trashy television and argue over semantics. She never outgrew 90s rock music and hopes she never will.  

Suzannah Weiss Articles

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Academics Step Outside The Ivory Tower To Enact Social Change

“Some of the smartest thinkers . . . are university professors, but most of them just don’t matter in today’s great debates”—or do they?

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"We’re all capable of violating others’ boundaries."

Learning To Practice Consent As A Straight Woman

I have pressured people into sex. I have had partners say they weren’t in the mood and tried to change their minds. I have sulked when they didn’t. And I did this for years without realizing it was wrong. Why? Because I’m a straight woman.

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The patriarchal roots of my stomach-sucking habit weren’t lost on me.

I Spent A Week Naked In Public Without Sucking In My Stomach

I was six the first time I remember sucking in my stomach.

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Alicia Carr: Developer, Anti-Domestic Abuse Activist

Best of all? She's just getting started.

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No more regrets!

The 8 Greatest Lessons I Learned As A Feminist In 2015 (And Am Not Repeating In 2016)

I’ve never been able to embrace the life of no regrets. Regrets are stubborn seeds that plant themselves in my mind, refusing to leave until something grows from them. I water them by reliving my past until I figure out what I would do differently if I could go back. Eventually, I do go back, even if the situation is slightly different.

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Victims are still arrested and sometimes imprisoned in states with Safe Harbor.

When Sex Trafficking Victims Go To Prison

When the police arrested Wendy Barnes's pimp, it appeared as if she were free at last, she recalls during our phone interview. “Maybe this nightmare ends,” she thought. But that's when they handcuffed her, brought her to the station, and charged her with the exact same crime: prostitution.

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Maybe your own parents didn’t talk to you about sex, and that instilled shame in you. But that shame isn’t yours to pass on to your children.

Parents, Please Talk To Your Kids About Sex

Talking about sex may make you uncomfortable, but so would having children who grow up in ignorance and fear.

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Sex position articles, please stop imposing your useless advice on me.

Dear Sex Position Articles, GTFO Of My Newsfeed​

So, sex position articles, please stop imposing your useless advice on me. I already know about more positions than I’ll ever have the chance to try!

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You don't have to be anything just because you were in the past.

21 Things My Adult Self Wishes My College Self Knew

At age 25, I'm hardly an adult. But boy am I grown up compared to who I was in college. If I could go back in time, I'd have quite a few things to tell my former self, and save a lot of stress, time, and energy.

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Sex Trafficking Survivors Speak Out At UN Panel

“Don’t make yourself feel good by calling us survivors.”

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