Web Catch: Reaction to Patricia Arquette's equal pay comments at the Oscars


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When Patricia Arquette won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, she took her time on stage in front of a national audience to talk about women and wages.

She said:

"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."

The camera cut to an elated Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez, and showed her "Boyhood" co-star Ethan Hawke clapping.

The reaction Monday morning has been all over the place. As the Washington Post put it, Twitter went "crazy." The Hill put together a list of lawmakers who tweeted their support for the actress.

But her comments to the press afterward are causing even more of a stir. Expanding on her on-stage comments, she said the following:

"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."

Here's a sampling of some of the overall reaction. Generally, a lot of praise for the on-stage part – and a lot of raised eyebrows about her comments later.

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