LAWRENCE TACK­LES SEX­ISM IN HOL­LY­WOOD

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

One of Hol­ly­wood’s top movie stars, Jen­nifer Lawrence (right) has hit out against film industry sex­ism in a blunt es­say for an on­line news­let­ter. The Os­car-win­ning ac­tor blasted pay in­equal­ity be­tween the sexes in her post, but ad­mit­ted she had failed to tackle the is­sue out of fear of be­ing la­belled “dif­fi­cult” or “spoiled.”

“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,” Lawrence said in her post.

“At the time, that seemed like a fine idea, un­til I saw the pay­roll on the in­ter­net and re­alised ev­ery man I was work­ing with def­i­nitely didn’t worry about be­ing ‘dif­fi­cult’ or ‘spoiled’,” she added.

She fur­ther added that male col­leagues ap­peared an­noyed when she had re­cently shared her opin­ion about sex­ism in the industry. “I’m over try­ing to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opin­ion and still be like­able! 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,” she wrote. “For some rea­son, I just can’t pic­ture some­one say­ing that about a man,” she added.

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