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People Are Dragging Sarah Jessica Parker For Claiming She Isn't A Feminist

Sex and the shitty understanding of feminism.

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In a recent feature in Marie Claire, Sarah Jessica Parker was asked her opinions on being a feminist and, well, it was interesting.

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The magazine's website released highlights of the interview, including the following:

"On being a feminist: 'I am not a feminist. I don't think I qualify. I believe in women and I believe in equality, but I think there is so much that needs to be done that I don't even want to separate it anymore. I'm so tired of separation. I just want people to be treated equally.'"

Needless to say, Twitter lit right up.

"I am not a feminist. I don't think I qualify. I believe in women and I believe in equality." .....sis....that's....feminism.....

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Marie Claire: yo SJP lots of women look up to u. U a feminist? SJP:

TFW Sarah Jessica Parker says "I am not a feminist ... I just want people to be treated equally."

Many were confused, as SJP's comments basically alluded to a fundamental principle of feminism.

"I am not a feminist because I believe in equality." - Sarah Jessica Parker..........BUT THE GAG IS

Bummer the sentences are just kinda dumb (she's a feminist btw, just not a good one)

In the highlight, Parker goes on to comment about the gender pay gap, saying she would "like all that nonsense to end".

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"I would like women to get paid for the value of their contributions, not by old-fashioned ideas about gender.

Jennifer Lawrence deserves every bit as much as her male counterpart. It's indisputable. Emma Watson is an amazing young woman, and it's important for her to talk about women's issues. She isn't concerned about herself. Women are paying the bills, getting it done, getting the kids here and there. The more we address that, we are all going to be better."

This isn't the first time SJP has voiced these opinions. Speaking to Cosmopolitan in 2015, Parker identified as a "humanist".

"As [playwright] Wendy Wasserstein would say, I'm a humanist. I'm enormously appreciative of the work that my mother's generation did. I see a lot of people trying to sort out their roles. 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."

So there you have it. SJP: still not a feminist.

"I am not a feminist ... I just want people to be treated equally." — Sarah Jessica Parker

The full Marie Claire interview hits shelves on 16 August.

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