Before Mayim Bialik was known for her roles on Blossom and The Big Bang Theory, she was just a regular 10-year-old girl who was miserably homesick at sleepaway camp. Kveller had the chance to…chat with the talented actress-author-neuroscientist and founder of media site Grok Nation about her summer camp memories. Where did you go to camp? For how long? I went for one miserable week to Camp Swig in Northern California. I was 10. It was a lovely camp, I was the one who was miserable. What’s your… >> Read More
If you're a fan of the 1990s sitcom "Blossom," life is about to get a whole lot more enjoyable. Because as of November 21, all five seasons of "Blossom" will be available to stream on Hulu. Just in…time for Thanksgiving. Thank the streaming gods! The announcement came yesterday, via Twitter, from Mayim Bialik, the former star of "Blossom" current actor on the hit TV show "The Big Bang Theory," and a member of the Kveller family. Very exciting news for #Blossom fans...for almost 30 yrs people have been asking me about this....well... starting… >> Read More
After a week of spirited debate (including here on Kveller in a series of posts) about her New York Times op-ed on modesty and misogyny, Mayim Bialik has issued a heartfelt apology on Twitter.
"I…am truly sorry for causing so much pain, and I hope you all can forgive me," she wrote, after reiterating that only perpetrators are to blame for harassment and assault. https://twitter.com/missmayim/status/920732191310561281 Pile-ons may be frustrating to witness at times—but the honest truth is that if a well-intended public figure hears a chorus of critique, it… >> Read More
It really felt like my Orthodox high school devoted a full 40 percent of each year to lessons on modesty. Modesty was demonstrated in one and only one way: through clothing. Skirts were modest, pants…were not. Shirts with words on them were not modest (unless they were names of universities--that’s somehow modest and promotional at the same time). Elbows were immodest. Knees were immodest. Necklines could be modest on a flat-chested person, but immodest on a person with large breasts. Each day we began the day with prayers, followed… >> Read More
It’s not your fault.
You weren’t asking for it.
You could not have protected yourself.
It’s not because of what you were wearing.
It’s not because of how you look.
It’s not…because of what you did. It’s not your fault. That’s where we need to start. Those are the basic principles. That’s the mantra. Repeat it to yourself so you know what to say when someone in your life reveals that she’s been harassed, assaulted, violated, or raped—as we’re seeing all over our social media timelines… >> Read More