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Why is actress Jennifer Lawrence paid less than her male colleagues? by: Anjana Nagarajan 2 years 5 months ago

While I applaud Jennifer for speaking out and acknowledging her lack of negotiating skills, I question the negotiating skills of her agent?.Why does the agencies representing these actors not advice them appropriately? They probably know what the male actors are making. Why have they not been fired?

The actress Jennifer Lawrence spoke out against gender pay inequality in an essay on Tuesday, describing how she felt when leaked documents exposed by the Sony Pictures hack showed that she had been paid less than her male colleagues on the film “American Hustle.”

In the essay, published in Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny, Ms. Lawrence acknowledged that her experience was not exactly relatable — she is the world’s highest-paid actress, according to Forbes — but said that her decision to do nothing was at odds with negotiating tactics used by her male colleagues.

“When the Sony hack happened,” she wrote, “I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early.

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