These days we come across several posts with #MeToo and sexual harassment reviews in social media like Facebook and Twitter. You know, on 15 October 2017, American actress Alyssa Jayne Milano aka Alyssa Milano launched the #MeToo. And after a couple of hours, this trend got on the top trend nationwide and people started talking about sexual harassment and allegations.
Everyday Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment cases, and #MeToo hashtag are making several headlines. Now, Big Bang Theory' actress Mayim Bialik is in the headlines after her live video on Facebook regarding her views on the sexual harassment and allegations.
American actress and neuroscientist Mayim Chaya Bialik aka Mayim Bialik wrote on The New York Times Opinion Section where she talked about the sexual harassment.
After Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment scandals came into the news, she took a moment to share her experiences in Hollywood.
And now, people are responding to her detailed essay of her experiences in Hollywood and people are responding her of "victim blaming."
During her live video on Facebook, she said:
[It] has become clear to me that there are people who think I implied or overtly stated that you can be protected from assault by the clothing that you wear or the behavior that you exhibit.
She furthermore added:
That is not what my intention was, and I think it is safe for me to start this conversation by saying there is no way to avoid being the victim of assault by what you wear or the way you behave.
Bialik detailed about the self-protecting choices that she made as a young actress when she started her career in the industry. She shared the idea of self-protection and wrote:
I dress modestly. I don't act flirtatiously with men as a policy.
Several actors presented their distaste with Bialik's logic on social media. Rosanna, a sister of Patricia Arquette, accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and Arquette has something to say for Mayim's logic:
Ijeomo Oluo also shared her views on Twitter:
In response to the people of claiming "victim blaming," Bialik later explained that she was just trying to speak about a very specific experience she had in that specific industry.
The only people who are responsible for their behavior in assault is the predators who are committing those horrendous acts
Lastly, Bialik reveals that she is quite excited and motivated to be a part of the broader conversation. She apologizes for all those words and hopes to be a part of opening up more of the discussion.