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Mayim Bialik Has Strong Feelings About the Muslim Ban as a Grandchild of Refugees

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This past weekend, Mayim Bialik attended the SAG Awards–and she had a lot to say about the refugee crisis. The “Big Bang Theory” star and feminist opened up about how it’s been a hard month for her because of the travel ban on refugees and citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries.

Mayim told Refinery29 how she feels as a grandchild of refugees:

“It’s been a hard day and a hard month, it’s a bit hard to wrap your head around all of this glamor. I’m a child of civil rights activist and a grandchild of refugees… [In] addition to being an actor, I’m a mom and I’m a scientist and I’m a writer and a daughter… I’m allowed to have opinions, too.”

She also noted that Americans have a lot of opportunities in the next “four years to assert their rights.” She added:

“We’ve got plenty of opportunities to do that as women, and our unique feminine sensibility will hopefully impact significant change over the next four years.”

Watch Refinery29’s Facebook Live red carpet show below:

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