Fox News contributor Stacey Dash expressed her disgust about last night's Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette's call for "wage equality."
“I was appalled, I could not believe it,” Dash said on "Fox & Friends" this morning, noted RawStory.com (video below).
“First of all, Patricia Arquette needs to do her history,” added Dash. "In 1963, Kennedy passed the equal pay law. It’s still in effect. I didn’t get the memo that I didn’t have any rights."
While it's true President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women's median pay is 77 percent of men's, according to a report by the U.S. Census in 2007.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 allows for several loopholes for employers to use to justify paying men more than women, which the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act would end, noted US News & World Report.
Arquette's brief speech was also criticized by Salon.com because it "ignores the fact that the wage gap for women of color and LGBTQ women is much, much worse than it is for straight white cis women."