Jennifer Lawrence Talks Sexism in the Workplace

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Sexism in the Workplace

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The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out about sexism and the wage gap in Hollywood. In an essay titled, “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?” for Lenny Letter, Jennifer lays it all out on the table.

“I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likeable!” she wrote.

“All I hear and see all day are men speaking their opinions, and I give mine in the same exact manner, and you would have thought I had said something offensive.”

It might be surprising to think that Hollywood is living under a double standard, but Jennifer explained that the sexism runs deep — even affecting the wages.

After the Sony hack, it was revealed just how much less Jennifer was being paid than her male co-stars in American Hustle.

“I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early.” She explains, “I didn’t want to seem ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled.’”

Jennifer goes on to question, “Are we socially conditioned to behave this way? … Could there still be a lingering habit of trying to express our opinions in a certain way that doesn’t ‘offend’ or ‘scare’ men?”

Her letter was well received, with many fans applauding her for speaking out.

While J-Law hasn’t been known to speak much on the topic of feminism, she has pointed out the importance of talking about the issues.

Mockingjay – Part 2, the last installment of The Hunger Games, arrives in theatres in November.