He Said/She Said Debate: Why Patricia Arquette Is Being Unfairly Attacked For Her Feminist Comments



When Patricia Arquette accepted the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting role at this year’s ceremony, Hollywood’s finest, like Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez reacted with roaring applause when she mentioned gender inequality.

“It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America,” she said.


Arquette was praised for using her platform to expose injustices concerning women’s rights. However, the thought-provoking moment was short-lived when critics found her comments, in the press room, to be racist.

“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,” she said.

The highly talked about moment sparked a profound dialogue between HelloBeautiful’s Editorial Director, Leigh Davenport and Journalist and Emerging Voice Fellow…

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