Patricia Arquette Calls for Equal Pay for Women in Her Oscars Speech

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 3 years ago
Patricia Arquette Calls for Equal Pay for Women in Her Oscars Speech
Patricia Arquette on the runway at The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week. February 13, 2009 at Bryant Park.

Patricia Arquette emerged as the Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Boyhood” on  the recently concluded 87th Academy Awards. In her speech, Arquette mentioned and demanded an equal pay for women in the United States. Read on for further details.

The “Boyhood” actress’ speech turned out controversial as she clamored for equal pay for women.

“It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America,” said Arquette in her speech.

However, what made this moment more controversial was when Arquette continued to talk about her piece backstage, in the winners’ room.

So the truth is, even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are applied that really do affect women. And it’s time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for to fight for us now. (via A.V. Club)

This statement, based on the A.V. Club article, overshadowed her message during her acceptance speech and was less sensitive.

Meanwhile, Stacey Dash was appalled on Arquette’s remarks. On “Fox & Friends” show, Dash noted that Arquette should do some research as the late Kennedy passed an equal pay law in 1963.

Moreover, Arquette also took to Twitter to elaborate her campaign for equal pay and mentioned that she does not care if people are pissed about what she has said.

You can check out her tweets here.

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