Sarah Jessica Parker, Marie Claire

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Sarah Jessica Parker is getting candid about some of the hottest topics in the U.S.

The Divorce star covers the September issue of Marie Claire magazine and isn't holding back when asked about passionate issues such as feminism and the gender pay gap. But don't call her feminist because she doesn't believe in that word. "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," she tells the publication.

"I'm so tired of separation. I just want people to be treated equally."

Sarah Jessica Parker, Marie Claire

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As part of receiving equal treatment, the Sex and the City alum also feels that women should be receiving the same pay as their male counterparts for doing the same exact work. She makes it clear, however, that she doesn't want it to be an issue boiled down to a person's sex. "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," she says.

Even though she might not be one to make grand public statements about her sentiments, she does appreciate the actresses who do. "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 tells Marie Claire. "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."

Sarah Jessica Parker, Marie Claire

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And a better world for women also means a better world for her two daughters, Marion Broderick and Tabitha Broderick, and her son, James Wilkie Broderick.

"I'm so desperate for my children to be curious people" she says. "I just want them to be happy and curious."

To read more from Parker, check out Marie Claire's September issue, on newsstands Aug. 16.

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