Jennifer Lawrence Explains Her Gender Pay Inequality Essay

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Our girl Jennifer Lawrence continues to school everyone in sexism. Earlier in October, the Hunger Games star penned a post for Lena Dunham's newsletter Lenny that responded to the fact that JLaw reportedly made considerably less money on American Hustle than her male co-stars despite being one of the biggest names on the bill. JLaw revealed that she felt like she failed at negotiating a better deal for herself because she was so concerned with coming off as "unlikeable" or "a brat" - two words we'd never use to describe Katniss Everdeen's counterpart.

At the Mockingjay Part 2 press conference, the actress opened up about her letter and revealed the sexism that kept her from negotiating as hard as the men:

"It wasn't so much about complaining [that] I wasn't getting paid as much because I'm a woman, it was more about how my mentality get in my own way of fighting as hard as the men to get a better deal, and [if that] was because I am a woman," says JLaw of the reason she wrote the letter. "There definitely wasn't any foul play involved on Sony's part, they're not going to give someone more money if they don't ask for it... I hoped to write about how my own fears of how am I going to look [if I ask for more money] or how am I going to be portrayed, got in my head when obviously the men don't think that way."

Unfortunately, it seemed that Jennifer's letter was totally on point:

"Even after writing it, [ a website called the Lenny letter] "Jennifer's Bratty Display." I was like, thank you, for completely making my point, that if a woman speaks up and is assertive and has a voice that she's going to be called a brat. I don't see a man being called a brat."

Sadly, this mentality effects every woman - not just the women of Hollywood. Major props to JLaw for calling out BS double standards: women have come way too far to continually be silenced by the B word.
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