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

"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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Sex Trafficking Survivors Speak Out At UN Panel

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

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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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Tiffany Pham: Tech Entrepreneur, MOGUL CEO

Pham’s company, MOGUL, is run by women and for women, and has a profound social mission.

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9 Toxic People To Cut Out Of Your Life In 2018

Being conscious of who you spend your time around is essential for your self-care. Here are some toxic people you can go ahead and cut out this year.

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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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9 Tips From Women Writers On How To Deal With Online Harassment

Here, I’ve rounded up some of the best advice from women writers on how to stay strong and speak out against sexism—even when they are victims of it.

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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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Let's Stop "Sympathizing" About One Another's Bodies

Women — and everyone, for that matter — I invite you to join me in a new game. Instead of stooping down to sympathize when someone strays from societal body ideals, and instead of bringing others down with us when we're struggling with body image ourselves, let's all lift one another up by declaring that there's nothing wrong with what we've just eaten, how we look in a bathing suit, or what size pants we’re wearing.

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Take it from Beyonce: feminism is for everyone.

5 Conversations Your Token Feminist Friend Is Completely Over 

"Hey, you're a feminist. What do you think of that?" If we feminists got a dollar every time someone at a party asked us this question, we just might close the wage gap.

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