Jennifer Lawrence Pens Letter About Gender Compensation Inequality
On top of being incredibly talented, Jennifer Lawrence has long been a favorite in Hollywood for keeping it real and being down to earth. She graced the cover of Rolling Stone in 2012 entitled "Jennifer Lawrence: America's Kick-Ass Sweetheart." A big reason for that is she has been inoffensive and always agreeable which she addresses in the letter she just penned.
But if I’m honest with myself, 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."
She goes on to talk about compensation inequality and the difficult position that women are placed in with regard to how they are perceived when arguing for equality.
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.
Lawrence then explained the reason she didn't push harder for more money was because she didn't want to be painted as being "difficult" or "spoiled."
Again, this might have NOTHING to do with my vagina, but I wasn’t completely wrong when another leaked Sony email revealed a producer referring to a fellow lead actress in a negotiation as a “spoiled brat.” For some reason, I just can’t picture someone saying that about a man.
Kudos to Lawrence for bringing such an important issue to the table and for using her platform to talk about issues that are important to her. Hopefully she can spark a social dialogue and enact change for the better.