Miss Piggy Is Receiving A Feminism Award, And These Are Her 8 Most Feminist Moments
Finally, Miss Piggy is getting the recognition she deserves. On June 4th, Miss Piggy will receive a feminism award from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, joining the ranks of former honorees Toni Morrison and Sandra Day O'Connor. The award, which was established in 2012, recognizes female trailblazers in their respective fields of work, according to AOL. Miss Piggy's nomination was first announced in April of this year, with Elizabeth Sackler naming the Muppet's "spirit, determination, and grit" as the primary reasons for the decision.
In true Miss Piggy fashion, she has made no attempt at false modesty. "Needless to say, they are thrilled to have moi!" she wrote in a column for Time earlier this week. In the same column, she called out her detractors for claiming she isn't a feminist because she doesn't fit the "popular image" of a feminist. She may not have marched with her feminist sisters in the 1970s and certainly never plans on burning her bras, but that doesn't mean she doesn't support equality. "Moi is now and has always been an ardent feminist and champion of women’s rights," she wrot
e, and even a quick peruse of her history will show that this is absolutely true. In honor of her award, let's take a look back at a few of Miss Piggy's most feminist moments.
1. When she was unapologetically herself.
2. When she wasn't afraid to get physical.
(2b. To be fair, she's never afraid to get physical.)
3. When she wasn't afraid to demand what she deserved.
4. When she fulfilled our wildest fantasy.
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5. When she walked the red carpet surrounded by her favorite things.
6. When she refused to accept the fate society expected of her.
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7. When she was secure in her man's affections.
8. When she ignored the haters.
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"I believe that any woman, who cares about her appearance, her star billing and most especially her percentage of the gross, is a feminist," she wrote in Time, effectively shutting down anyone who says you can't care about your appearance and equal rights.
Congratulations, Miss Piggy. In her own words, "it's about time."Images: Rick Rowel/Disney Junior; Giphy (3)