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Humanist Sarah Jessica Parker

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Humanist Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is a "humanist".

The 'Sex and the City' actress - who has son James, 12, and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha, six, with husband Matthew Broderick - doesn't consider herself to be a feminist because she thinks society's struggle against inequality affects more than just women.

She said: "As [playwright] Wendy Wasserstein would say, I'm a humanist. I'm enormously appreciative of the work that my mother's generation did.

"We are the beneficiaries of a lot of disappointment, heartache, discouragement, and misunderstanding.

"But I see a lot of people trying to sort out their roles. People of colour, 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 is concerned about the access to affordable childcare for working women.

Discussing what the most pressing political issues are for her, she told America's Cosmopolitan magazine: "Equality in pay. Paid sick leave. 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.

"How many times do you hear a wealthy person get asked, 'How do you do it all?' If I'm asked that question one more time ... I'm like, 'Are you kidding me? Ask someone who looks like she's about to drop, How are you doing? How are you managing?' "