Mayim Bialik drew flak for an editorial she wrote for The New York Times in light of sexual assault issue in the entertainment industry. In the said piece, titled "Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein's World," the actress revealed that she barely experienced being asked by men in their hotel rooms for meetings because of her looks.

"Those of us in Hollywood who don’t represent an impossible standard of beauty have the “luxury” of being overlooked and, in many cases, ignored by men in power unless we can make them money," she wrote.

She also credited her parents for giving her a heads up of what the industry was about and how their guidance has helped her go against the norm.

The 41-year-old actress is also grateful to be given the chance to play as Amy Farrah Fowler, who speaks about feminism.

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Although Mayim Bialik acknowledged women's right to act however they want or wear whatever they want without being judged, the "Big Bang Theory" star, however, had to remind the public of how this world treats women regardless of how they present themselves.

"We live in a society that has treated women as disposable playmates for far longer than Mr. Weinstein has been meeting ingénues in luxury hotel rooms," she added.

The editorial earned mixed reactions from the online community, with some internet users accusing the actress of victim-blaming. Even celebrities have responded to Mayim Bialik and slammed her for the piece.

Mayim Bialik immediately released a statement to respond to her critics and suggested that the message of her op-ed was taken out of context.

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The "Big Bang Theory" alum also explained that she never implied to blame sexual assault victims for the trauma they experience.

The actress also underlined her efforts to promote feminism and women empowerment. She also promised to address the issues surrounding her editorial in a Facebook Live on Monday.

Harvey Weinstein faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment

Mayim Bialik wrote her op-ed for The New York Times after Harvey Weinstein was exposed to multiple sexual assault allegations a couple of weeks ago. Several women, including celebrities, have already come forward to share the horror they have experienced with the movie mogul.

Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cara Delevingne are among those who have spoken out on the issue. Rose McGowan, on the other hand, took to social media to accuse the award-winning producer of rape and how some influential people have covered up the incident for Harvey Weinstein.