All Hail Our Porcine Role Model!

Miss Piggy’s hooves will walk in the footsteps of such trail-blazing women as Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and theatre director Julie Taymor.

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art will honour the world’s most famous puppet pig with a First Award for making outstanding contributions in her field. And in Miss Piggy’s case, her field is an actual field. Sackler says Miss Piggy embodies “spirit, determination and grit.”

Miss Piggy and Kermit at the Magic Kingdom courtesy Ross Hawkes via Flickr

Miss Piggy’s response; “Moi is thrilled.”

Kermit the Frog is expected to attend the June 4 event where Piggy will be honoured.

Presumably Miss Piggy is being feted for always speaking her mind and making her intentions, wants and needs clear. I wonder if she would be willing to make room at the podium for another women who showed the same kind of spirit this week. Toya Graham lost her cool on her son and started smacking him in front of TV cameras and police when he joined in the rioting and she saw him throwing rocks at officers. She was overcome with fear that her son was putting himself in harm’s way and she’s being lauded by everyone, from parents to police. Her son later admitted that when he saw her, his first instinct was to run. Instead he crouched and took his little beating like a man. If you haven’t seen the video, get thee to Google because it’s worth watching. I’m no advocate for hitting kids but in this case, she got the job done.

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