Miss Piggy may have a reputation for being a bit difficult. She herself once described her best behaviour as not very good. But just because a Muppet pig is sassy and sarcastic doesn’t mean she can’t be all kinds of empowering. Turns out, Muppets can be feminists too.
The Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center (for Feminist Art) wants to honour Miss Piggy with a “First Award,” which they’ve been giving out to women who were first in their field, reports the Associated Press. Past recipients include Toni Morrison, Connie Chung, Sandra Day O’Connor and Julie Taymor so, naturally, it makes perfect sense MP is this year’s surprise recipient of the prestigious New York museum award.
Elizabeth Sackler, the award’s namesake, says Miss Piggy embodies “spirit, determination and grit” and has taught millions of important lessons about overcoming obstacles. No argument there.
The Daily Beast once called her “The Gloria Steinem of the Muppet World,” praise in its own right, so it’s only fitting that Steinem will present the award to Miss Piggy on June 4. No word on whether the love of her life, Kermit, will be in attendance but if he knows what’s good for him, we’re certain he’ll be right by her side. All the awards to Miss Piggy!