Patricia Arquette Devotes Oscars Acceptance Speech to Equality for Women and the Internet Loves It
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Patricia Arquette took home the Academy Award for her performance in Boyhood Sunday night and devoted her acceptance speech to winning equality for women.
“To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” Arquette said. “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”
The internet, predictably, went wild — particularly about the passionate reactions from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.