Saturday, 17 November, 2018


Mayim Bialik issues an apology following victim-blaming backlash

Mayim Bialik issues an apology following victim-blaming backlash Mayim Bialik issues an apology following victim-blaming backlash
Hannah Rogers | 19 October, 2017, 18:53

Bialik said her words were taken out of context.

Mayim Bialik has apologized after being accused of blaming the victims of sexual assault.

"As a proud feminist with little desire to diet, get plastic surgery or hire a personal trainer, I have nearly no personal experience with men asking me to meeting in their hotel rooms", Bialik wrote. The Big Bang Theory star landed in hot water among some readers who were upset about the connections Bialik seemed to draw between her choice to dress modestly and how she has managed to escape three decades in the industry without an encounter like those detailed by Harvey Weinstein's accusers. "I am doing a Facebook live with the N.Y. Times Monday morning".

Netizens slammed her for blaming the victims for their actions instead of calling out the men in Hollywood who are predators or men who are aware of these predators and have not done anything to stop them.

"Let me say clearly and explicitly that I am very sorry", the "Blossom" alum posted yesterday to Twitter.

In the op-ed Friday, written in response to allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, the observant Jewish actress said she has long made decisions that she considers "self-protecting and wise". Others also said she failed to understand that men who abuse women are less interested in sex and more turned on by humiliating women and exerting power.

"I have decided that my sexual self is best reserved for private situations with those I am most intimate with", the comedic actress and real-life neuroscientist continued. "There is no way to avoid being the victim of assault by what you wear or the way you behave".

Mayim Bialik has chosen to respond to the criticism once more saying: "I applaud the bravery of the women who have come forward".

What can you say about Bialik's recent apology over her controversial op-ed?

"I support these women as we seek out and demand accountability from the only ones responsible for assault and rape".

Concluding her statement with a honest apology, she added: "I am truly sorry for causing so much pain, and I hope you can all forgive me". Bialik further stated that "It's so sad how vicious people are being when I basically live to make things better for women".

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