Sarah Jessica Parker is the latest celebrity to join the ranks of accomplished, wealthy, self-made women like Kim Kardashian who insist they are not feminists.
Parker, who earned more than $3 million per episode of Sex and the City, said she is for equal pay and equal treatment, but doesn’t consider herself a feminist because she’s “tired of separation.”
“I am not a feminist,” Sarah Jessica told Marie Claire. “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.”
Parker wants the gender pay gap to end, and supports actresses like “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence who have condemned the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
“I would like all of that nonsense to end,” said Sarah Jessica. “I would like women to get paid for the value of their contributions, not by old-fashioned ideas about gender.
“Listen, Jennifer Lawrence deserves every bit as much as her male counterpart. It’s indisputable.”
Parker, who’s married to actor Matthew Broderick, has always earned more than her husband. In 2011, Parker was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, when she made $30 million in one year.
Despite being most famous for her TV role as feminist icon Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica doesn’t want to be associated with the “feminism” label, which some have equated with misandry (man-hating).
Parker was slammed by liberal media and on Twitter for her stance. “Someone whose show benefitted greatly from feminism probably shouldn’t be afraid of being labeled the word,” one woman wrote on Twitter.
Another remarkeed: “I feel so betrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker saying that she’s not a feminist. I’m hurt.”
Interestingly, reality TV maven Kim Kardashian also insists she’s not a feminist. “I don’t think that I am,” Kim said at the BlogHer conference (see video).
“I don’t like labels. I just think I do what makes me happy and I want women to be confident and I’m so supportive of women.”
Kardashian, whose net worth tops $85 million, catapulted to fame and fortune by capitalizing on her feminine beauty and the world’s obsession with her nude body.
Despite her success and social influence, Kim says she’s not a feminist, although she does support women.
“I love to support other women, but I’m not the free-the-nipple type girl,” said Kardashian. “Just be you. Be happy, spread love, no hate.”
In her book Tied Up In Knots, Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said radical feminism has eroded male-female relations and ultimately made men and women unhappier.
Decades of social and economic progress haven’t brought women the peace and contentment they were told they’d gain from their new opportunities, observed Tantaros.
The societal pressure on women to act like men has has left both women and men disillusioned and exhausted, she said.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s new TV show, “Divorce,” premieres on HBO Oct. 9.