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There were a lot of bad information that came out of the Sony hack, but also it revealed powerful information. It was discovered that Jennifer Lawrence, an academy winning actress and highest paying actress was still cut short a significant amount in her paycheck.
After a time of silence, she came forward and revealed some powerful information:
Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper all fought and succeeded in negotiating powerful deals for themselves. If anything, I’m sure they were commended for being fierce and tactical, while I was busy worrying about coming across as a brat and not getting my fair share.
I’m over trying to find the “adorable” way to state my opinion and still be likable! Fuck that. 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.
That, ladies and gentleman is a great way for using her powerful influence to make a statement. We need to speak out and demand better treatment, especially when it comes to gender wage gap.
Read her full letter: here.

How can we encourage women to be more assertive and create an environment where speaking your mind isn’t seen as “bratty”?

This card is part of Ladies’ Week on Vingle! Thanks to @shannonl5 for the inspiration.
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@nicolejb @ChosenKnight agreed. And I think part of being supportive is also LISTENING when women do speak. Not talking over/interrupting. Listening and then supporting is one way to validate people who are frequently invalidated when they come forward
@shannonl5 exactly.I think its a form of brain washing in the disguise of being "polite".but its all in the way you say can still be respectful while standing up for yourself.I just have to find a healthy medium.I feel like I'm either too rude or too nice. lol
@nicolejb definitely. but to do that they have to be willing to get over their insecurities.
Some part of me wonders if telling women that it’s “hard” sets up the environment. we need to be more supportive but also give a little push. haha just like I try to push myself @ChosenKnight
@nicolejb very true