Mayim Bialik is speaking out to clarify the message of her op-ed, "Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein's World," which ran on The New York Times on Friday. In the said op-ed, the actress explained how her parents warned her about the dangers of the entertainment industry that made her realize the importance of self-protection by being cautious of what she wears or on how she presents herself to other people.

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

I don’t act flirtatiously with men as a policy.”

The internet reacts to Bialik's op-ed on sexual assault

But contrary to the message she would like to deliver, the "Big Bang Theory" actress was accused of victim blaming for seemingly suggesting that men and women have to cover-up in order to avoid sexual advances. Even celebrities have spoken out to criticize Mayim Bialik for her view on sexual assault.

Gabrielle Union also responded to the controversial op-ed although she did not direct her tweets to Mayim Bialik.

After she saw the backlash for the Harvey Weinstein editorial, the actress and neuroscientist explained that her message was taken out of context.

She also apologized to those who were offended by the piece and reassured readers that she did not intend to place the blame on sexual assault victims.

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Mayim Bialik further explained her side through a Facebook Live with The New York Times on Monday. "Absolutely I am deeply, deeply hurt if any woman in particular who has been assaulted, or man, thinks that I was victim blaming," she said.

She added that "there is no way to avoid being a victim of assault" on the basis of one's clothing or behavior. The actress also explained how her decision to dress modestly was a personal choice and her own way of encouraging other women in the industry to go against the norm.

The "Big Bang Theory" star has always been vocal about being a feminist since she entered the acting industry at a young age.

Mayim Bialik specifically credited her parents for the influence and for raising her to become an empowered woman.

She also recounted the time she left the limelight to pursue her education. "Academia is not immune from ego problems, from misogyny, from the structure of patriarchy which we are all living under. So, there were a lot of disgusting things I heard said about female professors, about their looks, about the way they got to the top," she said during the FB Live.

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