Jennifer Lawrence Is Done Being ‘Adorable’ if it Means Being Cheated
Jennifer Lawrence might be Hollywood's highest-paid actress, according to Forbes, but her paycheck still pales in comparison to those offered to her male peers. Though she's danced around the subject before, she's done being Miss Diplomat.
And no, she's no longer concerned whether that makes her any less adorable.
In an essay featured on Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter and also posted to Lawrence's Facebook page, the Hunger Games star recounted the moment Sony was hacked, and film insider emails leaked. The correspondence included some sobering news that she'd been paid much less than "the lucky people with dicks," and she was forced to analyze how she'd previously conceded during salary negotiations just so that she wouldn't appear "difficult," "spoiled" or a Hollywood diva stereotype.
"Are we socially conditioned to behave this way?" she wrote. "Could there still be a lingering habit of trying to express our opinions in a certain way that doesn’t 'offend' or 'scare' men?"
Lawrence also shared a story of speaking bluntly—but not offensively—during a recent meeting, only to be condescended to by a male peer who responded with, "Whoa! We're all on the same team here."
"I’m over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion and still be likable!" she continued. "F--- that. 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."
Moved by J. Law's words? Read her full essay here, and tell us what you think.
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