Jennifer Lawrence Is Fed Up With Gender Inequality
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You know her, you love her, it’s Jennifer Lawrence, ladies and gentlemen, one of our favorite celebrities. Why? Because unlike 80% of the celebrity world, she isn’t fake and has absolutely no problem with openly expressing her opinion on matters of concern. Moreover, she always does it in a relaxed, down-to-earth manner which is appealing to many.
Now she’s dealing with gender inequality, and it seems she’s still pretty pissed about the whole Sony hack scandal that happened in 2013. You know, when the leading male roles and the male director hauled an extra 2% of the profits compared to their female counterparts, simply because…well, because they’re men.
Lawrence will have none of it, and it appears something tipped her off, prompting her to write an essay entitled “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars.” It was published in the latest edition of the Lenny newsletter, and it thoroughly covers the topic of gender inequality in showbiz. The full essay is available at the Lenny website, but here’s a short fraction of it, so you can get the basic idea what’s going on in the text:
“I want to be honest and open and, fingers crossed, not piss anyone off. It’s hard for me to speak about my experience as a working woman because I can safely say my problems 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. I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don’t need. (I told you it wasn’t relatable, don’t hate me).”