Miss Piggy Is A Goddamned Feminist, And Isn’t Afraid To Tell You Why
Miss Piggy is being honored with the Sackler Center First Award by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. According to their website, the Sackler Center First Award honors “extraordinary women who are first in their fields.” Miss Piggy — a pig, a movie star, a legend — is rightfully being honored with this achievement, joining the ranks of women like Toni Morrison, Susan Stroman and Sandra Day O’Connor. The interim queen of the no-chill zone released the text of her acceptance speech and TIME got a hold of it. Please join us in forgetting the fact that Miss Piggy is actually a grown man with his hand up the bottom of a pig puppet wearing couture and enjoy the following quote:
I believe that any woman who refuses to accept society’s pre-conceived notions of who or what they can be is a feminist. 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.
Miss Piggy will accept this award tonight in Brooklyn. Congratulations! [TIME]