Patricia Arquette Pushes for Wage Equality in Amazing Oscar Speech

Patricia Arquette sobered up real quick and won the Oscar tonight for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Boyhood. Here's Arquette accepting her award and making a powerful plea for equal pay.


Arquette, reading from a sheet of paper, thanked all the necessary parties involved, including her "Boyhood family," before heading into the home run portion:

"To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else's equal rights. It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America."


Meryl Streep: "YES! YES! YES!" Mic drop.

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Clover Hope

I must point out what Arquette said in the press conference after the show, something about how women need gay people and people of color "that we've all fought for to fight for us now."

Groan. That is not how it works