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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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“That’s a job for a man” & other things you should never say to your daughter

"That's a job for a man" & other things you should never say to your daughter (more info at HerBayouCity.com)

I came across this post in Lifehack and thought to myself: “no one says that any more!” At least I hope that’s true. Please tell me we aren’t still telling girls that they have to be ladylike and that there are jobs they can’t do because they aren’t boys. Tell me we aren’t telling them, or encouraging them, to lower their expectations. Tell me that we aren’t discouraging them from being bold and assertive (because they aren’t acting like girls). Tell me that we’ve learned our lessons.

Then tell me we aren’t saying these things to our girls:

  • That’s a job for a man
  • You’re wasting your time
  • That’s not very ladylike of you

Let’s learn new language.

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