It seems like everyone is a feminist nowadays, and everyone who says otherwise gets heat for not believing in the power of women (take Kaley Cuoco for example). Now another mega-star is coming out to say that she does not consider herself a feminist, but the reason might not be what you expect.
Sarah Jessica Parker graces the cover of Cosmpolitan‘s August issue and tells them that because today’s problems affect more than just women, she considers herself a “humanist.”
“I see a lot of people trying to sort out their roles,” Parker explained. “People of color, gays, lesbians, and transgenders who are carving out this space. I’m not spitting in the face or being lazy about what still needs to be done—but I don’t think it’s just women anymore. We would be so enormously powerful if it were a humanist movement.”
The 50-year-old actress still considers many feminist issues like equal pay, child care, and paid sick leave crucial political topics, though. SJP tells the magazine, “The thing that would change people’s lives maybe more than anything, assuming that we maintain access to health care, is child care. If I could guarantee every mother who is working two, three jobs that she had good child care that didn’t make her anxious all day—people would probably work in more efficient ways.”
Hells yes, SJP.
In addition to the important issues, Parker did take time to address that Instagram photo seen all over the world. The one that Parker posted back in May that sparked many Sex and the City fans to believe a third film installment was in the works. SJP admits she was shocked by her fans’ outrage over the misunderstanding.
“They were convinced I had been taunting them. I’m not that clever! And to what end would I relish dangling this idea and then saying there’s no movie? I’m still finding people and being like, ‘No @BoobityBopBeep! Why would I hurt you?’ I’ve never been a mean girl,'” Parker explained.
Pick up the August issue of Cosmopolitan on stands July 14, but for now, check out the fashionista’s hot cover shot.
[Lead image via Mike Coppola/Getty Images]