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Jennifer Lawrence is sick of being 'likeable' and wants you to f*cking pay her properly.

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?”

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Good question, J Law. Image via Lenny.

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’.”

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The thing is, the men that Lawrence was working with, you know, the ones earning millions more for doing the exact same job, never worried about seeming “difficult” or “spoiled”, they just asked for what they believed they deserved and as Lawrence points out were probably hailed as “fierce” and “tactical”.

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Jennifer Lawrence: Unbelievably Likeable. Image via Getty.

Lawrence says that yes, this could be a “young-person thing” or it could be a “personality thing” but in all likelihood it’s probably just an undervaluing of the work of women thing.

“I don’t think I’m the only woman with this issue,” she writes.

“Are we socially conditioned to behave this way? We’ve only been able to vote for what, 90 years? Could there still be a lingering habit of trying to express our opinions in a certain way that doesn’t “offend” or “scare” men?”

Whatever it is that’s caused it (*cough* patriarchy) Lawrence is over it and won’t be putting up with it any longer, thank you very much.

“I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable! Fuck that. I don’t think I’ve ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It’s just heard.”

Ironically, she is more likeable than ever.

You go, J Law.

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