Mayim Bialik Critiques Hollywood's Quiet Response to Hamas Attack on Israel

 June 2, 2024

Actress Mayim Bialik recently voiced her dismay over the tepid reaction from Hollywood and feminist groups regarding a brutal terrorist attack in Israel.

In a candid conversation on "The Sage Steele Show," Bialig discussed the complex intersection of her liberal beliefs and staunch support for Israel, especially post the Hamas-led attack on October 7.

According to The Epoch Times, Bialik highlighted her struggle as a liberal who strongly supports Israel's right to exist. She described this position as both challenging and odd, highlighting the personal conflict experienced by liberal supporters of Israel.

Silence from Feminist Groups Stirs Controversy

The conversation took a more somber tone as Bialik pointed out the notable silence on the violent acts committed during the conflict, particularly the human rights violations against women. Her comments come amid a backdrop where a recent Gallup poll (March 2024) indicated considerable disapproval from Democrats regarding the Israeli military's actions in Gaza.

Despite significant evidence of severe human rights violations, including systematic rape and torture reported during the October onslaught by Hamas, responses from global feminist and rights organizations have been minimal. Bialik expressed astonishment at the lack of public outrage and advocacy from groups typically vocal about women's rights.

When October 7 happened, and all around the world, before Israel even, you know, had the time to collect the bodies, there was celebration. That struck a very deep chord with Jewish people all over the world. We're often the first that is scapegoated. And yeah, it's very painful.

Hamas' Actions on October 7 Spark Global Debate

This attack, classified as an act of terrorism by the U.S. and orchestrated by Hamas, led to heartrending scenes in southern Israel—more than 1,400 dead and over 200 abducted. Reports confirmed that the assault involved not only murders and kidnappings but also brutal sexual violence against women.

Human Rights Watch has corroborated multiple accounts and videos detailing these atrocities, providing undeniable evidence of the conflict's severity. However, these incidents have not garnered the widespread media attention or public outcry one might expect, contributing to an overarching theme of silence and complicity.

The dearth of attention to these egregious human rights violations has been particularly baffling to advocates like Bialik, who criticize the inconsistency in the response to global feminist issues.

Brutal gang rapes, sexual torture, and murder of fetuses happened - period. Where are the 'BELIEVE THEM' voices?

Recent Developments and Future Outlook

This debate arises amid Israel's reported control over key strategic areas along Gaza's border with Egypt, which were significant tunneling points previously used for smuggling. These developments, occurring in late May 2024, illustrate the ongoing complexity and volatility of the region.

As the international community continues to react to the repercussions of October's events, figures like Bialik remind us of the necessity to uphold consistent ethical standards in human rights advocacy, regardless of the political landscape. The silence from significant cultural and feminist entities poses troubling questions about bias and selective activism in global crises.

In conclusion, Mayim Bialik exposes a troubling confluence of muted responses in Hollywood and activist circles following one of the most severe terrorist attacks in recent history. Her forthright critique brings to light significant questions about the consistency and universality of advocating for human rights and women's rights across different geopolitical events.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

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