The actress Jennifer Lawrence deserves some credit for her response to learning via the Sony hack that her male costars were earning more than she did. Instead of claiming she was a victim of sexual discrimination, Lawrence said she should have been a better negotiator.

Money magazine reports:

The actress takes responsibility for not caring enough to stand up for herself in negotiations, a feeling many women can relate to. According to Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, just 30% of women negotiate a salary offer, compared with 46% of men.

IWF has long believed that women should master negotiation skills. It is such skills, not prejudice against women, that are the core issue.