Jennifer Lawrence Writes Essay About Pay Inequality in Hollywood

Jennifer Lawrence Writes Essay About Pay Inequality in Hollywood

Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay for Lena Dunham‘s Lenny Letter where she speaks her mind about inequality, specifically regarding pay inequality in Hollywood.

“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,” the 25-year-old Oscar winning actress wrote. “I didn’t want to seem ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled.’ At the time, that seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realized every man I was working with definitely didn’t worry about being ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled.’”

“Are we socially conditioned to behave this way? We’ve only been able to vote for what, 90 years? I’m seriously asking…Could there still be a lingering habit of trying to express our opinions in a certain way that doesn’t ‘offend’ or ‘scare’ men? I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable! F– that,” Jennifer added.

“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,” Jennifer continued.

Be sure to check out Jennifer‘s full essay here.

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  • DougW

    Her agents let her down on the “American Hustle” deal. They should’ve had a much better idea what the rest of the cast was making. That’s a big part of their job.


    In America women have always had rights, this is no surprise or mystery. The culture of this Lawrence and the alien Hollywood element including the makers of the bogus “American Hustle” imported propatainment junk movie is not American. This Lawrence needs to speak for itself and its own culture.