Patricia Arquette Minds the Gap

Patricia Arquette Minds the Gap

When Patricia Arquette accepted the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, she had words of support for other working women (especially working moms): “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

While not everyone gave her performance (or her backstage chatter) rave reviews, Jesus smiled on it (okay, it’s Jared Leto). And so did  Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez:

More:

“Patricia Arquette wins the Oscar for “aging gracefully” — oh, and for her performance in ‘Boyhood,'” Katie McDonough, Salon

“The wage gap: A primer,” Brigid Schulte, Washington Post

“Closing The Gender Wage Gap Would Cut Women’s Poverty Rate In Half,” Bryce Covert, Think Progress

“Patricia Arquette has a point: At this rate, the female earnings gap won’t close until 2058,” Rob Wile, Fusion

“Behind Arquette’s Oscar Speech: Hollywood’s Pay Gap Looks a Lot Like Ours,” Eric Morath, Wall Street Journal

 Related:

“Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Jennifer Lawrence Is Paid Less Than Her Male Co-Stars,” William Boot, Daily Beast

“Everything you wanted to know about the gender wage gap,” Danielle Kurtzleben, Vox

“Pay Equity & Discrimination,” Institute for Women’s Policy Research

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