Throughout all of this, Bialik has always identified as a feminist. In a 2014 interview with BUST magazine, she said, “I’ve been teased and mocked for being a feminist at least from the sixth grade on. I’ve never shaved my legs, which was absolutely part of my feminist identity.” She also said her Blossom co-star Joey Lawrence would jokingly call her “a crazy, lunatic feminist.”
The interviewer later asked, “Do you look at your love of cooking through a feminist lens?” And Bialik answered, “I’m glad I was raised with a love and appreciation for the things that I can do with my hands that are distinctively female in my culture.”
Meanwhile, Bialik’s religion is also a huge part of her life. She grew up in Reform Judaism but then became an Orthodox Jew. And one part of Bialik’s take on this involves modesty and modest dressing, which the actress has written about before. In 2015, in fact, she penned an article for Kveller called “Common Myths About Orthodox Judaism – Debunked!” In it, she wrote, “Basic Jewish law requires women to cover their upper arms, upper legs, and chest.” This is what she herself adheres to.