jennifer lawrence lets rip on the gender pay gap in lena dunham’s newsletter
J. Law is over trying to find a way to state her opinion and still be likeable.
We're on Lenny newsletter number 3, and Lena Dunham has really pulled through with the goods this time (not that she hadn't before - Amy Poehler we love you too), providing some stimulating reading in the form of an essay on Hollywood's gender pay gap, by the one and only Jennifer Lawrence.
In classic Jennifer "I thought I saw Honey Boo Boo" Lawrence style, the Hunger Games star provides her argument with a pinch of humour and self-deprecation, admitting that her situation as a working woman is not exactly relatable because - due to two franchises - she doesn't really need to fight over the extra $$$ paid to her male co-stars because she's got millions already; "I told you it wasn't relatable, don't hate me." However that didn't stop her getting angry at herself after the Sony hack happened and she found out just how much less she was being paid than the "the lucky people with dicks".
She goes on to speak about how women have been socially conditioned into believing they shouldn't risk their "likeability" in order to speak up for themselves, and men have been socially conditioned to accept that. "I'm over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion and still be likable! Fuck that." Basically, what we all want to know, is when will the day come when a woman can be called "fierce" and "tactical" for negotiating a deal for themselves, instead of being labeled a "spoiled brat"?
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