Is dressing and looking sexy ever an excuse for unwanted sexual advances?

Joann Johnston
October 18, 2017

The number of women speaking out has ballooned as both the Times and The New Yorker published stories featuring numerous other allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey, including claims of sexual assault. "What you wear and how you behave does not provide any protection against assault, nor does the way you dress or act in any way make you responsible for being assaulted; you are never responsible for being assaulted", she tweeted Wednesday. In an opinion piece by The Hollywood Gossip, it is stated that Bialik may have also blamed the attractive women for being handsome, and that their appearance was the reason why they were chosen to be sexually harassed by the men in the business.

'In 900 words, I did the best I could to describe an entire, very complicated dynamic that is really best left for a thesis or an hourlong talk'.

In the piece the Big Bang Theory star, 41, wrote about 'the upside of not being a "perfect 10"' explaining 'I have nearly no personal experience with men asking me to meetings in their hotel rooms'.

"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 meetings in their hotel rooms", she wrote originally.

The former child star explained that as a feminist she'd always 'had an uncomfortable relationship with being employed in an industry that profits on the objectification of women'.

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"I have decided that my sexual self is best reserved for private situations with those I am most intimate with", she wrote.

"I still love you, but as a child molestation survivor with PTSD I cannot take your words for any other way than the way they made me feel ... disappointed", wrote one woman.

The actress has since said she is sorry for seeming to blame victims. According to Pop Culture, what some people had taken away from the opinion piece is that Bialik may have inadvertently blamed other women for being preyed upon - especially since Bialik raised the concern of how they dressed and how they put up a flirtatious facade when in front of other men. It's not clothing, ' to the actress.

In a post on her website that predated her New York Times op-ed, Bialik wrote that with news of the Weinstein scandal breaking "over the Jewish religious holiday of Sukkot", she first learned of it "as I emerged from my news-free cocoon that is religious observance".

Bialik, a star of the hit CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" in which she portrays nerdy neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, said that under the influence of her immigrant Jewish parents, she has long made decisions that she considers "self-protecting and wise".

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