Mayim Bialik published a controversial co-ed piece in The New York Times titled "Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World," on Friday. In the article, she described her "different" experiences in Hollywood and how her non-standard looks gave her an advantage. She shared that her mother and father were not so supportive of her entering the industry but made sure that she did not become a typical Hollywood woman.

Victim blaming

Many people accused Bialik of blaming rape victims for their abuse after she discussed clothing in her article. "I dress modestly. I don’t act flirtatiously with men as a policy," said Bialik. She went on to say that because of her not being a typical-looking Hollywood woman, she does not have experiences with men like Harvey Weinstein.

This was seen as Bialik essentially saying that Weinstein's many victims asked for the harassment by how they dressed. She revealed in her story that her mother never let her wear makeup or get manicures which some Twitter users saw as her reasoning behind why she was never assaulted.

"Mayim Bialik calls herself a feminist but trashes women for being attractive and works on one of the most misogynistic shows on television," said one user. Others called it a "step in the wrong direction" for women, who should be sticking together during this time.

"Respectfully, this doesn't work. I cover my entire body+hair+ get harassed. Have friends in niqab who get harassed," said another user linking to Bialik's piece.

Addressing the backlash

Mayim Bialik did not stay quiet for long after seeing all the hate being sent her way.

She took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to address the controversy. In her response, she began by thanking those who related to her piece.

She accused those attacking her on social media of taking her article out of context "of the Hollywood machine." She called the claims that she would blame assault victims for their behavior or clothes absolutely "absurd."

Continuing in what was clearly not an apology, she shared on Twitter that anyone who knows her "and her feminism" knows that the piece was not about blaming the victims. Bialik said that she lives to make the world a better place for women.

The "Big Bang Theory" actress did not see her Twitter statement as the end of the backlash, however. She announced that she will be hosting a Facebook live session with the New York Times on Monday morning, inviting users to discuss the issue with her then.