Jennifer Lawrence Has Said A Big “F**k That“ To Sexism In Hollywood
The actress got real in a kick-ass essay.
If you thought you wanted Jennifer Lawrence to be your BFF before, you’re going to be even more smitten when you read what she's got to say about Hollywood.
The Hunger Games actress has penned a powerful essay for her pal Lena Dunham’s new newsletter Lenny, talking frankly about her views on industry sexism, wage gaps and being too scared to speak up.
Things got very real very quickly in the piece (titled “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co‑Stars?”), as J-Law acknowledged that she might have been a bit too quiet on the subject of feminism in the past, mainly because she was too scared of seeming "difficult" or "spoilt".
However, she proudly announced that she’s “over trying to find the “adorable” way to state [her] opinion and still be likable”, and was planning to shout loudly about any discrimination she might experience from now on.
She also called out Hollywood on its double standards, saying that “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.”
Jen’s joining a collection of badass women who’ve already contributed to Lenny, including Amy Poehler and Hilary Clinton. No big deal.
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