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Big Bang’s Mayim Bialik infuriates women; says she’s plain, dresses modestly & doesn’t flirt, to avoid abuse

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Actress Mayim Bialik is under fire for a New York Times op-ed that blamed victims and their “impossible standard of beauty” for the actions of sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.

Titled “Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World,” the piece referenced women’s appearance and their choice of clothing as likely factors in being sexually abused.

“I always made conservative choices as a young actress, largely informed by my first-generation American parents who were highly skeptical of this industry in general,” Bialik wrote. “My mom didn’t let me wear makeup or get manicures. She encouraged me to be myself in audition rooms.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 08: Actor Jim Parsons (L) and actress Mayim Bialik attend The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The People’s Choice Awards)

Bialik, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” billed herself as “a proud feminist with little desire to diet, get plastic surgery or hire a personal trainer.”

“I have almost no personal experience with men asking me to meetings in their hotel rooms,” she deducted.

This perspective is more popular among liberals than you might think

Fashion designer Donna Karan set off a firestorm of criticism online after defending Weinstein by saying women who were sexually assaulted by the Hollywood producer may have been “asking for it” by how they were dressing and “presenting themselves.”

Bialik was met with a similar outrage on social media, with actress Patricia Arquette leading the way.

“I have to say I was dressed non provocatively at 12 walking home from school when men masturbated at me. It’s not the clothes,” she tweeted.

“It is also not outrageous for anyone to expected to be treated in a professional matter by anyone in a professional relationship,” a follow-up tweet stated.

Sam H. Escobar, deputy editor of Allure Magazine, was equally disturbed:

“Oblivious White Millionaire Pens Entire Op-Ed on How Appearance Can Gauge Whether Sexual Assault Is Basically Your Fault,” she tweeted.

Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:

https://twitter.com/inihelene/status/919259810268409856

https://twitter.com/seankent/status/919315055862194176

Tom Tillison

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