You might remember Mayim Bialik from Blossom, or perhaps you're a rabid fan of her character, Amy Farrah Fowler, on The Big Bang Theory. Bialik has been in the business for a long time, so it's understandable that people might be curious about her opinion on how women are treated in Hollywood. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Bialik addressed the sexual assault charges against executive Harvey Weinstein. Dozens of women have come forward to say that Weinstein assaulted, harassed, or pressured them for sexual favors in exchange for promised movies roles—or under threat of their careers.
Bialik makes a number of valuable points about how women are objectified in media, but the tone of her piece quickly veers towards a victim-blaming place. Bialik says she supports women, but she suggests that she has never been harassed or assaulted because she was awkward, had a big nose, and then, in adulthood, because she dressed modestly and did not flirt with men.