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Sarah Jessica Parker Takes Bold Stance: ‘I Am Not a Feminist’

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"I don't think I qualify."

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2015 New York City Ballet Fall Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is breaking ranks with many of her Hollywood colleagues, saying in a recent interview that she is not a feminist.

“I am not a feminist. I don’t think I qualify," Parker told Marie Claire magazine. "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."

Parker — best known for her role on "Sex and the City" — appears on the September issue cover weeks ahead of the debut of her new HBO show "Divorce."

“I’m so tired of separation. I just want people to be treated equally," Parker said. “I would like all of that nonsense to end. I would like women to get paid for the value of their contributions, not by old-fashioned ideas about gender.”

"Women are paying the bills, getting it done, getting the kids here and there," she added. "The more we address that, we are all going to be better."

When asked about other celebrities who speak out for feminist issues such as the so-called "wage gap," Parker defended them.

"Listen, 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," Parker said.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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