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Mayim Bialik: Feminist in Your Heart; Amy on Your Screen

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Mayim Bialik, from Blossom and The Big Bang Theory,  answered a few questions for us here at DirectExpose to explain what style means to her in the entertainment industry.

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory’s Amy Farrah Fowler, has never been one to hold back her opinions on women and parenting.  She is a firm believer in attachment parenting and the power of women.  According to Bialik, she is a feminist who “believes in the power of women to lead the change in an attempt to shift the way society views race, class, and gender.”

In terms of societal-equality, many may say Hollywood is becoming more inclusive.  After all, women can wear suits to award shows.  But according to The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, only 12% of the top grossing movies of 2014 had females as the leading characters.  Bialik points out that society places an expectation on “young women in the industry” that involves wearing “designer clothes” and dieting to mirror adult actresses.  Reflecting on her Blossom days, she explained she–for the most part–dressed like an average teenager, not a teenager who tried to be an adult.

But Bialik’s stylistic views have evolved since her Blossom days.  In regards to a “style” –in the typical sense– she does not have one.

“I don’t really have one.  I used to be a goth and a hippie chick: peasant blouses with Doc Martens, long, flowy skirts, and anything with buckles or plaid,” Bialik said.

At events, such as award shows or televised interviews, she certainly does not wear Doc Martens, which are her go-to shoes.  Instead, her clothing is picked out for her.

“I never choose what I wear as a celebrity, because my personal taste is not ‘appropriate.’  For an actress like myself, who is not ‘typical’ in any way and not deemed what Hollywood usually sees as [a] standard female, I trust the amazing group of women who manage my career and publicist to help me be seen as ‘competitive’ in terms of how I dress up,” Bialik said.

Regardless, though, Bialik never loses sight of who she is or what she believes in as a person- she does not “conform.”  Instead, she dresses the part and views her “persona” as a job, even whilst not on television.  In fact, she will never wear clothing that makes her feel uncomfortable, despite how fashionable it may be.  When she runs errands or is out and about for personal purposes, she does not think twice about leaving her piercings in or wearing her vegan Doc Martens.

“I think it’s ridiculous that no one has come up with a standard, female tux,” Bialik said.

Designers, there is your next trend- get on it.

 

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