Patricia Arquette wants one thing: equal pay for equal work.
Having done all the usual award acceptance speech gumpf; you know, thanking her cast, crew, friends, family, loving partner etcetera, etcetera, she pulled out a slip of paper and launched into a politically-charged tirade.
It went something like this: ‘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 time to have wage equality once and for all. And equal rights for women in the United States of America.’
Arquette’s feminist speech brought down the house – and Meryl Streep to her feet. We could look at this (below) GIF of the legendary actress over and over.
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Having exited the stage, the Boyhood star, continued to talk to reporters about gender equality. ‘It is time for us,’ she said. ‘It is time for women. The truth is, the older women get, the less money they make. The highest level of children living in poverty is in female-headed households. It’s inexcusable that we go around the world and talk about equal rights in other countries and we don’t here.’
So, Patricia wants one simple thing: equal pay for equal work. And so do we.
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