Recently Jennifer Lawrence penned an essay about the sexism she experienced during her career in Hollywood. This was a response to the Sony email leaks that happened last year. She wanted to make the case that many women don’t get paid the same as their male counterparts, but that it isn’t because of gender discrimination. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.
Do you think that women are discriminated against or are they just bad at negotiating? Let us know in the comments below.
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“Lawrence's "Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?" appeared in Tuesday's edition of Lena Dunham's newsletter, Lenny.
"When the Sony [email] hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than [male co-stars], I didn't get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself," she wrote. "I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn't want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two [movie] franchises, I don't need."
The actress wrote that she was reluctant to discuss the topic for a few reasons, including her income bracket and a desire to remain well-liked. "It's hard for me to speak about my experience as a working woman because I can safely say my problems aren't exactly relatable. … But if I'm honest with myself, I would be lying if I didn't say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight. I didn't want to seem 'difficult' or 'spoiled.'"
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