What Jennifer Lawrence reveals about women and equal pay


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Jennifer Lawrence wrote essay about wage gap in Hollywood after learning she was paid less than male stars in "American Hustle"

Dasha Burns: Women, not just in Hollywood, must push back at idea they are compliant, undeserving; teach daughters to demand more

Editor’s Note: Dasha Burns is a writer and a strategist at Oliver Global, a consulting agency, where her work centers on leveraging media and digital technology for global development. She conducted research on gender in film and television at the University of California-Berkeley. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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Feeling sympathy for the rich and glamorous Hollywood elite is pretty tough – especially when it comes to their salaries. But reading Jennifer Lawrence’s recent essay in Lena Dunham’s feminist newsletter, Lenny Letter, replaced my typical “screw-you-and-your-perfect-talented-flawlessness” reaction with some actual frustration on her behalf.

Dasha Burns