Miss Piggy has won a feminist award

Three cheers for our favourite porcine feminist


ELLE cover star Miss Piggy has been given a feminist award by The Brooklyn Museum. And we couldn't be more delighted for the forthright pig.

Last year, in our exclusive cover interview with the inimitable ham, she told us: ‘I am a Diva, which is exactly like being a feminist, only with less marching and carrying signs. What does feminism mean to moi? That women are equal to men…except when we’re better than they are.’


On 4 June author and activist Gloria Steinem will present the porcine legend with the Sackler Center First Award at a dedicated ceremony. Feminist frog, and Miss Piggy’s long-time partner, Kermit, is also expected to attend.

Elizabeth Sackler, who founded The Brooklyn Museum said: ‘Miss Piggy deservedly joins this august pantheon of extraordinary women who have previously received the award… Miss Piggy embodies exceptional spirit, determination, and grit, when needed, which has taught important lessons about overcoming obstacles to millions of young people, parents, grandparents - and virtually everyone who has ever watched this indomitable character on television or in films.’

Miss Piggy’s response? ‘Moi is thrilled-but frankly, not surprised to be receiving this Sackler Center First Award. 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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