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July 06, 2015 at 04:56 PM EDT

Sarah Jessica Parker has become the next celebrity to define whether or not she considers herself a feminist. “I’m a humanist,” Parker declared in Cosmopolitan‘s August cover story.

The Sex and the City actress says she appreciates the work of her mother’s generation, but believes today’s issues reach far beyond women alone. “I see a lot of people trying to sort out their roles,” Parker told the magazine. “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.”

Still, SJP considers equality in pay, paid sick leave and adequate child care among key political issues. “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,” she tells Cosmopolitan, “people would probably work in more efficient ways.”

Check out Cosmpolitan‘s August issue for more from Sarah Jessica Parker.

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