Jennifer Lawrence talks feminism , pay equity and intimidation in the May 2016 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.  Jennifer was photographed by Mario Sorrenti and styled in looks from the Dior Couture collection by stylist Alastair McKimm.  Make up was done by Peter Philips and hair styling by Duffy.

On the reaction to her pay equality essay: “I had no idea it was going to blow up like that. And I obviously only absorbed the negative. I didn’t pay attention to the positive feedback. My parents get really upset. They do not like me speaking out about anything political because it’s hard to see your kid take criticism. But, really, people who criticized it are people who think women should not be paid the same as men. So I don’t really care what those people think…I try not to be too sensitive to the ‘poor rich girl’ jokes. I was saying my reality is absolutely fabulous, but it is not the reality of a lot of women in America. That’s what I’m talking about.”

On feminism: “I don’t know why that word is so scary to people; it shouldn’t be, because it just means equality. If we are moving forward in a society, you are feeling stronger as a woman, and you want to be taken more seriously. You don’t have to take away the wonderful traits that come with being a woman: We are sensitive. We are pleasers. We’re empathetic. All those things that can keep you from asking for what you want or making mistakes.”…

This is an excerpt from the article Jennifer Lawrence Talks Feminism In Harper’s Bazaar which originally appeared on http://beautyisdiverse.com/.