Miss Piggy is a celebrity, a Muppet, a fashion icon and a feminist. She’s also a writer. Piggy just wrote an op-ed piece in Time Magazine entitled ‘Miss Piggy: Why I Am a Feminist Pig.’ Miss Piggy is awesome.
Piggy wrote (Okay, fine, the Muppets Studio wrote it — why don’t you believe in Muppets?) about receiving the Sackler Center First Award by the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. This award has gone to luminaries such as former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Toni Morrison and Julie Taymor. Pretty good company to be in!
The Brooklyn Museum’s website states that the 2015 Sackler Center First Awards “honors performer, actor, writer and icon Miss Piggy for more than 40 years of blazing feminist trails with determination and humor and for her groundbreaking role inspiring generations the world over.”
In the piece, Piggy states, “Moi is now and has always been an ardent feminist and champion of women’s rights.” She talked about the future of feminism, saying it will be, “proud, positive, powerful, perseverant and, wherever possible, alliterative. It must believe in itself, share its triumphs, overcome its setbacks and inspire future generations.”
She addresses the idea of being the “right kind of feminist,’ saying, “Another reason some refuse to consider moi a feminist is that I do not fit the popular image of a feminist.” She talks about not burning her bras because, “When one pays top dollar for intimate apparel like moi does, setting it ablaze is wasteful, improvident and highly incendiary.”
She continues, “I believe that any woman who refuses to accept society’s pre-conceived notions of who or what they can be is a feminist,” wrote Miss Piggy. “I believe any woman who is willing to struggle, strive — and, if necessary, learn karate — to make their mark in the world is a feminist. And, yes, I believe that any woman, who cares about her appearance, her star billing and most especially her percentage of the gross, is a feminist.”
Head over to Time to read the entire, incredible piece. Miss Piggy, you are amazing.