Patricia Arquette: Equal pay helps everyone!

By admin
24 February 2015

Patricia Arquette is convinced wage equality will help society as a whole.

While accepting her Best Supporting Actress trophy at the 87th Academy Awards Sunday night, the Boyhood star called attention to gender pay gap, asking for “wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America”.

And on Monday, the 46-year-old Oscar-winner defended her statements via Twitter, explaining her stance on the issue.

“Wage equality will help ALL women of all races in America. It will also help their children and society,” she wrote in the first of a series of tweets. “Women have been basically paying a gender tax for generations.(sic)”

Patricia believes anyone who takes a stand for civil rights should be on board with wages that aren’t gender biased. The thespian thinks pay inequity is pretty obvious when applied to the lives of minorities. “I have long been an advocate for the rights of the #LBGT community. The question is why aren't you an advocate for equality for ALL women?” Patricia asked.

“If you are fighting against #Equalpay you are fighting for ALL women and especially women of color to make less money than men.
“Guess which women are the most negatively effected in wage inequality? Women of color. #Equalpay for ALL women. Women stand together in this (sic)”

Patricia’s passionate speech sent the Oscars audience wild, with Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez rising from their seats with supportive shouts and applause.

“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,” Patricia said on the podium.

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