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Here's What Hillary Clinton Thought About Patricia Arquette's Oscars Speech

Feb 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton is all for Patricia Arquette's Oscar acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress, during which she called for wage equality for women.

"I think we all cheered at Patricia Arquette's speech at the Oscars, because she’s right—it’s time to have wage equality," said Clinton on Tuesday during her keynote speech at a women's tech conference in Silicon Valley, Calif.

The Boyhood actress' speech was met with roaring applause at the Oscars and on social media on Sunday night. “To every woman who gave birth to every citizen and taxpayer of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” she said. “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

But it soon faced intense scrutiny after Arquette was accused of having a narrow view of feminism in light of her comments during a backstage interview.

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