Jennifer Lawrence Raises Voice Against Gender Wage Inequality In Hollywood

Posted: Oct 14 2015, 8:33am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 14 2015, 6:28pm CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News


Jennifer Lawrence Raises Voice Against Gender Wage Inequality in Hollywood
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  • Jennifer Lawrence raises her voice against the Gender Wage Inequality in Hollywood

Jennifer admits that she felt angry at herself for not being a better negotiator than her acting counterparts in fear of being perceived as a spoiled or entitled brat.

Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most recognized and famous faces in the world. The actress has been a part of blooming franchises, she has received multiple awards including an Oscar and a Golden Globe and she bagged $52 million last year.

Any woman would think, what more could a woman want? Being one of the 16 women on the Global Celebrity 100 list, Jennifer is one of the highest paid actresses in entertainment. 

She is however, not happy with how she is paid. Writing an essay that was included in the HBO Girls’ producer Jenni Konner and star Lena Dunham newsletter Lenny Letter, Jennifer has shed light on the vast inequality of wages among the actors based on their genders.

Jennifer highlighted that in the initial deliberations of feminism among actresses, she felt obsolete. She said that she felt that her experience might not be relevant or significant enough to be considered or compared by women who face all the problems being addressed in said discussions.

When Patricia Arquette stood up on the Oscar stage and demanded wage equality for women, Jennifer might have been inspired but she came to realize the truth of the matter when she saw the difference between the earnings of her male co-actors and her own in the movie, American Hustle.

The statements of her representatives grieving over the wage difference was a part of the hacked Sony material. Jennifer read the statements and was surprised to find out that while her co-stars Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale, all got 9% from the profits, she and her female co-star Amy Adams only got 7%.

Jennifer Lawrence wrote that when she found out how much less she was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, she didn’t get mad at Sony but at herself. She wrote that she failed as a negotiator because she gave up early. She admitted that she didn't want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that she frankly didn’t need due to working on two franchises.

She stated that there was another reason however. She said that the reason she didn’t demand more or didn’t negotiate was that she was in fear of being perceived “spoiled” or a “brat”. She said that women are still nervous about how they are perceived by men.

She said that she will be perceived as hostile or aggressive if she voiced the same opinion as men in a blunt manner. She still thinks that her problems were not relatable but they were an enlightenment to the inequality in the Hollywood male dominated industry. 

Actors supported Jennifer in her stance. Emma Watson, Jessica Chastain, Mark Ruffalo and Bradley Cooper all tweeted their support for Jennifer Lawrence and so did millions around the globe on all social media forums. 

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