Kate was asked about Jennifer Lawrence’s essay and had this to say:
I have never concerned myself with monetary matters. I almost feel like I can’t comment on other people’s comments, but I admire people who publicly stand up for themselves. I’ve never been in the situation where I feel the need to make those types of comments. I’m fortunate. I have a nice life and career and I’m blessed to be 40 years old and still doing it. However, it reminds me of the comments that I made on women and body image. At 40, I’m still getting asked questions about those statements that I made years ago. At 45, Jennifer Lawrence will still be asked about the pay issue.
And that’s a bad thing?
I don’t think Kate is all that unusual: a lot of people don’t feel comfortable talking about things like money. There’s just an attitude that those kinds of things shouldn’t be discussed openly. Yet not talking about it allows the studios (and any organization, for that matter) to take advantage of people: how can you know if you’re being paid fairly if you don’t know what others are making? It just seems like becoming more comfortable talking about money would benefit so many people. Is it worth overcoming the discomfort?
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