Sorry, but Mayim Bialik Has a Point About Weinstein and Harassment. [VIDEO]

Sorry, but Mayim Bialik Has a Point About Weinstein and Harassment. [VIDEO]

Sorry, but Mayim Bialik Has a Point About Weinstein and Harassment. [VIDEO]

“Nerd” actress Mayim Bialik is no stranger to Hollywood. As a child she played the title character in the ’90’s TV show Blossom. She now stars in the acclaimed The Big Bang Theory, playing a scientist.

On “The Big Bang Theory.” Credit: Hollywood Reporter.

Naturally, she has something to add to the multitude of articles dissecting the Harvey Weinstein scandal. So she wrote down her musings in a New York Times op-ed piece entitled, “Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World.”

Credit: Metro.

Well, Bialik may identify as a feminist, but the sisterhood is throwing all sorts of shade at her.

They don’t like reading this:

“. . . I have also experienced the upside of not being a “perfect ten.” 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.”

And this:

“I am entirely aware that these types of choices might feel oppressive to many young feminists. Women should be able to wear whatever they want. They should be able to flirt however they want with whomever they want. Why are we the ones who have to police our behavior?

In a perfect world, women should be free to act however they want. But our world isn’t perfect. Nothing — absolutely nothing — excuses men for assaulting or abusing women. But we can’t be naïve about the culture we live in.” (Boldface mine.)

Then the claws came out on Twitter.

And, from über-feminist Jessica Valenti:

Then Mashable chimed in with an op-ed saying that Bialik “fundamentally misunderstands harassment.”

No, she doesn’t misunderstand. In fact, she knows Hollywood all too well. In her blog “Groknation,” Bialik wrote that she wasn’t surprised about the Weinstein charges:

“I am not surprised because men in power seek to maintain it and reap what they see as the acceptable cultural benefits of that power. Women should never be subjected to abuse of the kind Harvey doled out.”

But she also added:

“And as many women speak up against harassment, I know that there are many who just accept it as the way to get to the top. I have friends who believe ‘If this is the way to get ahead, why not do it? Why not flirt more than you should? Why not sleep with someone?’”

And what happens when a woman sleeps her way to get ahead? Why, it happens again. And again. The cycle continues, ad infinitum, thanks to predatory men and the women who enable them.

But criticizing such conduct goes against feminist dogma, doesn’t it? It challenges their binary world where all men are pigs, and no woman ever made a poor behavior choice.

I wonder if any of those kvetchers watched Bialik’s recent video where she worries about her sons becoming little Weinsteins. You’ll need to overlook the feminist catchphrase “The Patriarchy” and her support for the activist LGBTQXYZ alphabet soup. But overall, there’s some pretty good, thoughtful stuff here. And it could apply to both men and women, too.

Finally, late on Saturday, Bialik responded to her critics on Twitter with this thoughtful comment and invitation to dialogue:

However, not all were impressed. Bialik challenged the narrative and must be destroyed.

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Revealing the Weinstein monster has blown Hollywood wide open, and the muck is flying everywhere. However, haven’t we known about this all along? And that Hollywood would be happy to cover their dirty little non-secret? The term ‘casting couch’ didn’t just materialize from fiction. Furthermore, harassment isn’t just for young ingenues. Even Shirley Temple, America’s sweetheart of the 1930’s, saw a producer expose himself to her. At the time she was a very virginal 11-year-old. Moreover, 80’s child star Corey Feldman has been outspoken for years about pedophiles prowling Hollywood. In 2013, appearing on The View, Feldman said that would-be Hollywood parents should ‘be careful what they wish for.’

Feldman was right. Parents should be cautious about pushing their cute kids out into the cesspool of Hollywood. Moreover, perhaps young adults — both men and women — with stars in their eyes should rethink their career choices too. After all, there’s so much more they can do with their lives. Take Mayim Bialik, for example. Not only does she play a scientist on The Big Bang Theory, she’s also one in real life. In 2007, Bialik received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. And she certainly didn’t need a lecherous producer to help her earn that notable achievement.

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  • Skil1lyboo says:

    Reading comprehension, intelligent thinking and honest debate are no longer allowed on the Left since every perceived wrong they cite is exposed as fraudulent when compared to truth and reality.

  • David says:

    When you read of celebrities with dysfunctional broken lives now you can understand. They made the deal but you can understand the consequences.

  • Kirk S says:

    This country is obsessed with Narrative and Feeling than with Facts and Figures. When someone one the “left side” expresses any opinion or brings out facts contrary to the current narrative, they are attacked and literally brutalized in the media until they submit.

    I don’t agree with all of Mayim’s opinions but I hope she doesn’t back down from the pressure being put on her. This is how healthy dialogue starts, bridging differences. If she gets shouted down, then the actions of her detractors speaks volumes.

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