Mayim Bialik Explained That There’s A “Flip Side” To Sexual Harassment, And It’s Made People Furious

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She began her article by describing the body-shaming she had endured as a young child actress. “I grew up constantly being teased about my appearance, even from members of my family,” she wrote. “A TV Guide critic described me, in a review of the pilot episode of Blossom, as having a ‘shield-shaped’ face of ‘mismatched features.’ I never recovered from seeing myself that way.”

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The piece then went on to essentially encourage women to dress conservatively, like she did, to avoid unwanted attention from men. “I still make choices every day as a 41-year-old actress that I think of as self-protecting and wise. I have decided that my sexual self is best reserved for private situations with those I am most intimate with,” she wrote. “I dress modestly. I don’t act flirtatiously with men as a policy.”

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