Democratic lawmakers are applauding Patricia Arquette’s call for wage equality during her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards.
The “Boyhood” actress took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress on Sunday. After thanking the usual suspects, including her peers and kids, Arquette said to the crowd, “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 our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America!”
Fellow nominee Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez were seen cheering wildly in the audience following Arquette’s remarks.
House Democrats were quick to voice their support on social media.
Boyhood Patricia Arquette should, after 12 years ,be getting lifetime achievement award.And get grander award for Women's equality speech!!
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) February 23, 2015
He was just one of many, and he should consider not drunk-tweeting.
Meanwhile, as a show of empowerment, many women decided underwear is optional. This will show the patriarchy.
The A-listers on the Oscars red carpet were the epitome of glamour and sophistication, with most of the stars looking elegant in their floor-length gowns.
However, the after-parties were a different affair altogether, with celebrities – some of whom who were not invited to the awards ceremony itself – trying their best to grab the limelight in revealing dresses and no underwear.
Rita Ora flashed her bottom in her see-through black gown at the Vanity Fair Oscar bash, while model Irina Shayk gave the singer a run for her money as the most daringly dressed in a gown that exposed half her body with only a few black panels to protect her modesty.
At the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, mother-of-four Heidi Klum, 41, also went for a daring outfit.
She wore a sparkling Versace gown that exposed her ribs and side boob as well as her hips and legs, forcing her to forgo wearing any underwear for the evening.
Model Gigi Hadid also opted for a slinky cut-away style floor-length gown, complete with thigh-high split as she attended the Vanity Fair party.
Nothing quite screams equality like a lack of panties.