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Letter in NYT defending Bialik:

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I was taken aback at the angry reaction to Ms. Bialik’s piece. Ms. Bialik was telling her own story in the context of offering a cultural critique of an unhealthy Hollywood cycle that hypersexualizes women and creates an unrealistic and unhealthy body image. This in turn causes women to lose self-esteem and makes the traditionally beautiful women whom Hollywood attracts especially vulnerable to abuse by the powerful men who dominate the industry.

That is hardly an argument that modesty insulates women from sexual abuse. Although Ms. Bialik talks about her own choices to dress modestly, the important point is the fact that Ms. Bialik tried to make her own choices and to work in Hollywood on her own terms, rather than playing a game in which the rules were made by powerful men. Playing a female character known primarily for her mind on a comedy about physics (“The Big Bang Theory”) was her conscious choice.

That’s also why Ms. Bialik discussed the rise of nontraditional shows like “Transparent” and “Orange Is the New Black,” which push boundaries and happen to have female showrunners. Neither show revels in modesty. But by empowering a diverse group of women on both sides of the camera, they provide one step away from the male-dominated culture of abuse and silence that apparently pervades Hollywood today.

MICHAEL L. BRENNER
WOODMERE, N.Y.

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2 hours ago, Capt. Hilts said:

Letter in NYT defending Bialik:

Read it HERE

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I was taken aback at the angry reaction to Ms. Bialik’s piece. Ms. Bialik was telling her own story in the context of offering a cultural critique of an unhealthy Hollywood cycle that hypersexualizes women and creates an unrealistic and unhealthy body image. This in turn causes women to lose self-esteem and makes the traditionally beautiful women whom Hollywood attracts especially vulnerable to abuse by the powerful men who dominate the industry.

That is hardly an argument that modesty insulates women from sexual abuse. Although Ms. Bialik talks about her own choices to dress modestly, the important point is the fact that Ms. Bialik tried to make her own choices and to work in Hollywood on her own terms, rather than playing a game in which the rules were made by powerful men. Playing a female character known primarily for her mind on a comedy about physics (“The Big Bang Theory”) was her conscious choice.

That’s also why Ms. Bialik discussed the rise of nontraditional shows like “Transparent” and “Orange Is the New Black,” which push boundaries and happen to have female showrunners. Neither show revels in modesty. But by empowering a diverse group of women on both sides of the camera, they provide one step away from the male-dominated culture of abuse and silence that apparently pervades Hollywood today.

MICHAEL L. BRENNER
WOODMERE, N.Y.

This is how I read the article she had written. I was surprised when the next day there was negative things being said about it. I went back and reread it and still feel the same. I didn't think she had anything to apologize for. This is my opinion and mine only.

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Looks like Mayim might be doing a series of Videos playing The Elder Scrolls Online:

 

Mayim the online gamer? Could be fun lol.

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From The New York Times

Mayim Bialik Follows 'Girling Up' With 'Boying Up'

Mayim Bialik is "Boying Up."

The Emmy-nominated star of "The Big Bang Theory" and author of the best-selling book, "Girling Up," is now writing a book about boys and childhood.

Penguin Young Readers said Thursday that "Boying Up: How to be Bold, Brave and Brilliant" will draw upon her background in neuroscience and her experiences as a mother of two sons to discuss how boys grow up "biologically, psychologically, and sociologically."

The book is scheduled to come out next May.

Bialik's other books include "Beyond the Sling" and "Mayim's Vegan Table."

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On 21/10/2017 at 7:31 PM, RoRo said:

I didn't think she had anything to apologize for. This is my opinion and mine only.

No. Not yours only. Anyone who thought she had something to apologise for needed lessons in English Comprehension. She is not responsible for anyone else's educational level. I said above that I thought it was silly to apologise and I still think so. 

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On 4/25/2013 at 12:24 PM, Devashri said:

mayim bialik and johnny galecky, he looks so cute!! can't recognize him properly in this.

 

 

OH. MY. GOD.

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Hi.

I am a teacher of English and I have recently encountered something interesting. In a coursebook 'International Express Intermediate' one of the voice actors sounds remarkably like Mayim Bialik. I'm posting a link to the audio file (valid for 2 months).

https://files.fm/f/7mdddwws

What do you guys think?

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11 minutes ago, BlackWhiteRose said:

Did you guys read this?

http://groknation.com/women/dont-like-massages-heres/

Yeah I personally don`t agree with her at all and it confuses me too that massages are not her thing. Massages are awesome! They helped me a lot!

Massages are not for everyone. I can totally relate to some of her points. lol

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Sure they´re not for everyone but still I don`t agree with her for the most part.

Even for the fact that I don`t like beeing touched (mostly) I went to a female physiotherapist who massaged me and it was great. She´s a nice lady. So for me it worked. 

And the inteacting with strangers: I don`t like it either but that particular lady was nice. So it was an exception.

PS: I still love Mayim and her work! She´s awesome and she´s is totally entitled to her opinion about every toppic.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, BlackWhiteRose said:

Sure they´re not for everyone but still I don`t agree with her for the most part.

Even for the fact that I don`t like beeing touched (mostly) I went to a female physiotherapist who massaged me and it was great. She´s a nice lady. So for me it worked. 

And the inteacting with strangers: I don`t like it either but that particular lady was nice. So it was an exception.

Well, that's nice for you and all but Mayim is just talking about her personal preferences. She isn't making a case about why massages don't work or whatever. There's nothing to agree or disagree with.

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On 08/11/2017 at 1:06 PM, boro0707 said:

Hi.

I am a teacher of English and I have recently encountered something interesting. In a coursebook 'International Express Intermediate' one of the voice actors sounds remarkably like Mayim Bialik. I'm posting a link to the audio file (valid for 2 months).

https://files.fm/f/7mdddwws

What do you guys think?

She does sound American but I don't think it's Mayim Bialik's voice.

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