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Miss Piggy and Gloria Steinem

So… Miss Piggy got a Feminist Icon Award. And Jezebel Magazine” wrote about it. And she tweeted this really great photo I just had to share.



Miss Piggy rocks.

Image source: sarahtevendale / Pixabay

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Miss Piggy Is Getting A Feminist Icon Award

In an ironic twist, Miss Piggy (yes, the fictitious Muppet character) is going to be honored as a feminist icon. She will be given the Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center First Award on June 4, 2015. Odd.

Calling Miss Piggy gritty and tenacious, Sackler added that she “has all of the qualities that…women need to have to face the world as it is, and she gives us a good smile on top of it all.” This is the fifth year that the award has been handed out. The first year, 15 women received the award.

I do agree that Miss Piggy defied the standard “girl” tv characters when she was introduced, with things like karate chops and a more direct personality… but she’s still fictitious. Is giving awards to fictitious characters something they normally do for these awards?

UPDATE  June 7, 2015: Jezebel posted a story about the awards.

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Houston Woman Magazine 2015 HER Awards Nominations

Houston Woman Magazine 2015 HER Awards Nominations

An invitation from Houston Woman Magazine:

Houston Woman Magazine is now taking nominations for its Ninth Annual Nominate HER Awards Program, designed to Honor Excellent Role Models.

Recipients of the Nominate HER Awards are nominated by readers of Houston Woman Magazine and selected by a select committee of staff and community leaders.

The Nominate HER Awards will be presented at the Ninth Annual Nominate HER Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, August 19 at La Colombe d’Or.

Individual tickets are $100 each. Call 713-780-2098 now to place your order; seating will be limited!

After that big event, the photos and inspiring stories of all Nominate HER Award recipients will be featured in Houston Woman Magazine.

Don’t miss your chance to Nominate HER! The deadline for submissions is May 31.

Access the 2015 HER Awards Nominations form online.

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Image source: OpenClips / Pixabay