Eat your heart out, Kermit — the pig is taking over New York!
Miss Piggy, the world-famous star, self-declared diva, and beloved Muppet, has added a prestigious feminism award to her long list of accolades: the 2015 Sackler Center First Award. The annual honor, handed out to extraordinary women who have made remarkable achievements in their fields, was presented Thursday evening at Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
"I believe that any woman who refuses to accept society’s pre-conceived notions of who or what they can be is a feminist," Miss Piggy wrote in a Time op-ed earlier today. "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."
To this she added: "Moi is all of these things."
The evening's festivities included not only the award ceremony, but also a conversation with women's rights campaigner Gloria Steinem and a 20-minute video chronicling Miss Piggy's career. And yes, Miss Piggy's main squeeze Kermit was in the audience.
Past winners of the Sackler Center First Award, handed out since 2012, have included Sandra Day O'Connor, Toni Morrison, Connie Chung, Julie Taymor and many others.
"Moi is thrilled – but frankly, not surprised to be receiving this Sackler Center First Award," Miss Piggy said in a press release. "It is truly wonderful to be celebrated and share this honor with fellow legends, role models and pioneers of female fabulosity. We rock!"
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