Miss Piggy Picks Up Prestigious Honor

She wins feminist award given to Sandra Day O'Connor, Toni Morrison
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2015 12:52 PM CDT
Miss Piggy has a new honor.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – Miss Piggy has joined the ranks of female role models such as Sandra Day O'Connor, Toni Morrison, and Muriel Siebert, the first woman to trade on the New York Stock Exchange, reports the Washington Post. Like them, the muppet is now the recipient of a Sackler Center First Award from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. She picked up the award this week from none other than Gloria Steinem:

  • Steinem: "She is definitely her own self. She isn't trying to be either totally masculine or totally feminine, she's human."

  • Elizabeth Sackler: "Miss Piggy embodies overtly all the characteristics that women need to have in order to really succeed," the founder of the awards tells MSNBC. "We're talking about tenacity, strength, intelligence, strategy, a sense of humor. ... She also believes that who you are is all you need to be and [to] really go for it."
  • Miss Piggy: "This week moi is being honored—and deservedly so," she "wrote" at Time. "Isn't it wonderful? Isn't it about time?"

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