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Miss Piggy: “Feminism’s future must be proud, positive, powerful, perseverant, and, wherever possible, alliterative”


It’s been a big week for Miss Piggy with the publication of Why I am a Feminist Pig in Time Magazine.

I believe that any woman who refuses to accept society’s preconceived notions of who or what they can be is a feminist. 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.

Moi is all of these things.

I’ve written about Miss Piggy on this blog before. See Miss Piggy: Feminist icon and martial arts hero?

I’ve also written a longer paper, Miss Piggy’s Feminism: Redefining Human Relationships through Martial Arts, here.

Buy the book in which it appears, Jim Henson and Philosophy Imagination and the Magic of Mayhem, here.