Is Sarah Jessica Parker’s socio-political identity important to you? If so, then I have some breaking news! Sarah is not a feminist, she is a “humanist.” Adjust your life accordingly.
On being a humanist and not a feminist: “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 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.”
Okay! Personally, I couldn’t care less about SJP’s take on feminism, but I am just one drop in this ocean that we call online women’s media. I also don’t care about her most important causes, but maybe you do, in which case here they are:
On what the most pressing political issues are for her: “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?’”
Equal pay? Child care? I was beginning to wonder, does Carrie Bradshaw know what feminism is?
Ben Affleck tweeted his first tweet in the wake of his separation from Jennifer Garner:
What does it mean? Are Ben and John Kerry dating now? (Yes, probably.) [E! Online]
Ciara and Russell Wilson, two people who are definitely dating (unlike Ben and John who are MOST definitely dating), have decided to wait until marriage to take each other to the bone zone. “I asked her what would you do if we took all that other stuff off the table and did it Jesus’ way, no sex?,” Wilson said during a Q&A at The Rock church. Good luck, you two! [TMZ]
- Splitting with Kourtney Kardashian is no excuse to neglect your teeth and/or endorsement deals, according to Scott Disick. [Racked]
- “I’ve told his agent he’s not allowed to work with Angelina [Jolie],” joked Hugh Jackman’s wife, Deborra-Lee Furness. Hmmm. [US Weekly]
- Teen Mom’s Jenelle Evans had her dog play fetch with a lit firework. [TMZ]
- Kris Jenner, Melanie Griffith, and the Dalai Lama: a true meeting of minds. [THG]
- Someone who knows Justin Bieber got bitten by a shark. [People]
- Oops, Britney Spears did it again. [Twitter]
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