Mayim Bialik was all about supporting the Muslim cause. She was all about supporting the feminist cause. She probably will still support those causes, but will be more careful who she associates with. Because right now, she’s in a situation where she has to defend her faith.
Actress Mayim Bialik responded to Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour’s claim that a person cannot be a Zionist and a feminist.
“Zionism is the belief in the right of the Jewish people to have an autonomous state in Israel,” Bialik, an Orthodox Jew, wrote in a post on her website GrokNation. “I am a Zionist. Feminism is the belief that a woman-driven movement can bring about race, class and gender equality and that women deserve all of the rights and privileges afforded to men. I am a feminist.”
Bialik continued by saying, “As a feminist Zionist, I can’t believe I am being asked to choose or even defend my religious, historical and cultural identity. The ‘left’ needs to reexamine the microscope they use to look at Israel, and we all need to take a step back and remember we are stronger together: women, men, lovers of peace, and lovers of freedom and justice.”
“When you talk about feminism you’re talking about the rights of all women and their families to live in dignity, peace, and security,” Sarsour told The Nation. “Israel is a country that continues to occupy territories in Palestine, has people under siege at checkpoints…There can’t be…feminism. You either stand up for the rights of all women, including Palestinians, or none.”