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Patricia Arquette Defends Her Equality Comments at the Oscars 2015 - Read the Tweets

Patricia Arquette Defends Her Equality Comments at the Oscars 2015 - Read the Tweets

Oscar winner Patricia Arquette is defending the comments she made backstage at the 2015 Academy Awards on Sunday (February 22) about equal pay for women in relation to other minority groups.

The 46-year-old Boyhood actress said, “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,” which stemmed from her acceptance speech, which was well received.

“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 wrote in a series of tweets on Monday (February 23).

Click inside to read Patricia Arquette’s tweets about equality…

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  • Utope

    She’s right.

  • sydney jane

    Fight for what? She’s an idiot. Everyone knows that the reason there’s a pay gap is because women tend to seek lower paying jobs (waitress, cashier) or cut back on work hours when they have children. Even the White House has a big salary gap between men and women, and that’s the reason. Do you think the president makes as much as his secretary? But, when you compare people working the same job, the pay gap disappears. It just amazes me how ignorant some of these rich and entitled celebrities are. You want to fight for women, then do something about all the young girls in the Middle East being sold as sex slaves.

  • mandyz

    Women of color are paid much less than even Caucasian women so there is racial inequality within female wages so we have a long way to go with income equality. I believe its Asian men that get paid the most, then White men, Asian women, White women, Black men, Black women, Hispanic men, and then Hispanic women get paid the lowest of the low. As a Hispanic woman, I do find it really disturbing and there’s no justification for it to be happening at all so this topic is very important and needs to be discussed. Hopefully things will be neutralized amongst all races and genders with our incomes in the future.

  • disqus_qWFRHnXvkD

    Go Patricia~!

  • Bueno

    i love this woman and I think she is an inspiration.

  • VanityInsecurity

    I loved what she said.. anyone who thinks it’s not an issue; equality for women is fooling themselves.. in every single place in life women are not treated as equals. In Sports, In Hollywood, even in jobs that are dominated by women.. men get paid more.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    Why the f*ck would we have to tackle issues in the MIDDLE EAST when there’s issues right here in our own damn country? Screw off. You’re one of those people that says “why adopt poor American children when there’s poor children in Africa”. Men get paid MORE even in women dominated jobs, like nursing etc.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    I find it APPALLING how this woman has to defend her comments when John legend made a complete FOOL out of himself with his ridiculous speech….and not a damn word about how ignorant it was. Women help everyone else but nobody wants to help women.

  • Grammy Winner Taylor Swift

    Dumb white feminist. Taylor Swift is better. <3

  • FormerLamark

    Yes, this is the problem exactly!!! It is still the childcare and houskeeping is the most priority of women, this is called the gender based division of labour. Women themselves are still conviced that only they have to do childcare-houskeeping, men DO NOT do it, but women and men should share it fifty-fifty, then women would not worth less, would not stay at home for decades with kids, would not seek low-paid part time jobs, would not spend their lives in the kitchen happily, gladly, and their work would not worth much less because of it!!!!! If a man yet does something at home, women says “oh, my husband HELPS me (yes, he helps to cook his own food, to wash his own clothes and helps to care his own child just like he would help the foreigner neighbour!!), I am so lucky wife! ”
    This is the main problem. Until there is no change in minds about women were just born to serve men, kids and nothing else, until nothing will change and never will be equality!!! Until women are not equal in the “civilized” world IN MIND, and legally, effectively, until nobody can fight efficiently in the Middle East. Remember that in islam world women often themselves sell their daughers or with their agree, and in India where girls are financial burden and are being buried alive oftenly by also with their mothers agree ! Child brides in every four minutes become by their mothers agree mostly! And oftenly islam women kill, torture, abuse other women/girls/daughters for not doing the requirements of islam !!! Yesterday three english-arab teen girls travelled to Syria from the free England in secret to be voluntarily the concubins and slaves of ISIS terrorists!!!
    Check this out!

  • 55vineyard

    When I was working, many of the women got paid as much as the men, I know for a fact I made more than a male coworker who was hired the same time as I was by 2 weeks. It helps if you have good skills as well.

  • JC

    Women want to complain about not making as much money as men, but then they want to get all crazy & horny over something that has them tied up with objects shoved up their butts SUBMITTED before a man who gets off on women’s pain like Fifty Shades of Grey does??? Women know how hard it is in the 1st place, so why do they so publicly glorify a submissive role like this? Don’t they know they’re not helping our gender gain respect & equality when they do that? Is it fair? No, but it’s the reality of the world. Just like locking your doors at night is the smart thing to do protect yourself, so is being careful what you advocate & give power to. Women need to keep their ‘submissive’ bondage fetishes to themselves & not so publicly accept it & glorify it. Or else… don’t ever expect the same equality as a man. Again, not fair, but truth.