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Oscars 2015: Patricia Arquette Rallies for Wage Equality

Talk about #GirlPower: The winner rallied for women in her Oscars acceptance speech.

Snagging a best supporting actress statue for her role in Boyhood, Patricia Arquette accepted her award with an empowering speech on women's rights and equality. After thanking a long list of people — including her famous family members, who accompanied her to this year's ceremony — the actress went on to thank the women in the world and ended on a powerful note, calling for wage equality. 

"It's our time to have wage equality once and for all!" she said, calling on equal rights for women and thanking all the women who gave birth to the taxpayers of America.

Powerful women in the audience, including an enthusiastic J-Lo  and Arquette's fellow nominee Meryl Streep, who clapped and leapt to her feet, cheered on the winner and her girl-power message. 

 

 

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