Dear Hollywood, if you like her so much, why don’t you pay her properly?
America’s sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence says she has shied away from openly discussing feminism in the past.
Apparently, she’s been scared to speak her mind about a lot of things, to call men out on their bullshit — to ask to be paid properly.
But she is done. She’s sick of being liked. She’s saying what she thinks.
In a piece published in Lena Dunham’s new publication Lenny, Lawrence has penned a piece entitled: “Why do I make less than my male co-stars?”
Good bloody question.
Lawrence says she finds it hard to discuss her experiences as a working woman because they aren’t exactly “relatable.”
“When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early,” she writes.
She says she didn’t want to fight over millions of dollars, which, let’s face it she probably doesn’t really need.
Even so, Lawrence also suffers from an all-to-common affliction of women in the workforce, the need to be liked:
“I would be lying if I didn’t say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight. I didn’t want to seem ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled’.”