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Jennifer Lawrence 'Mad at Myself' for Not Bridging Gender Pay Gap

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Jennifer Lawrence has penned a new public essay in which she responds to the December revelation that she was paid less than her male costars for "American Hustle."

"When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with d***s, I didn't get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself," she wrote for Lenny Letter, Us Weekly reported. "I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early."

According to reports, Lawrence and Amy Adams earned 7 percent of the movie's profits, while male actors like Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, and Jeremy Renner received 9 percent.

"I didn't want to seem 'difficult' or 'spoiled,'" she wrote in reference to the negotiations. "That seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realized every man I was working with definitely didn't worry about being 'difficult' or 'spoiled.'"

She then wondered aloud about women in the U.S.

"Are we socially conditioned to behave this way? We’ve only been able to vote for what, 90 years? Could there still be a lingering habit of trying to express our opinions in a certain way that doesn’t 'offend' or 'scare' men?" she wrote. "I’m over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion and still be likable! F*** that."

Lawrence continued on her line of thinking, saying it was women, and people in general, who had the agency in their negotiations — not the firm trying to hire them.

"The truth is, what women have to do is not work for less money. They have to walk away. People shouldn’t be so grateful for jobs . . . People should know what they’re worth."

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