She said it, what we all were thinking, and did she ever say it well.
In an essay published on Lena Dunham‘s site, Lenny Letter, Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence does not mince words, calling out Hollywood for a gender pay gap that has female actors earning less than “the lucky people with dicks.”
Now, we knew that Lawrence wasn’t afraid to call it how she sees it (remember when she called her nude leaks a sex crime?), but it turns out the girl can write, too.
“I’m over trying to find the “adorable” way to state my opinion and still be likable!”
In her essay, she takes herself to task, saying she should have fought harder in negotiations early on, but didn’t need the money and just let the issue drop. When the Sony leak revealed to her just how much her male costars were making, however, she decided enough was enough.
“I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early.”
She may be over being likeable when it comes to negotiating for her fair share, but in light of this well written and well timed thought piece, to her fans (aka everyone), she’s more likeable than ever.