Miss Piggy Kenya Brennan Analysis

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There are many ideas as to what makes a feminist icon. Samantha Brennan discusses about a childhood female character that represents feminism and a body-confident role model. In her article "Miss Piggy's Feminism, Redefining Human Relationships through Martial Arts" Brennan creates an educational diction through viewing how Miss Piggy from The Muppet Show has the potential to be a feminist icon. Writing with a proud and didactic tone throughout her article, she shows how Miss Piggy's character is a good choice as a feminist icon. Brennan states that at a younger age she did not look up to Miss Piggy but as an adult she sees the qualities that the character has as a feminist icon. Another point she makes is that Miss Piggy has always been a feminist and role model a head of her time. Through the Bechdel test, Brennan writes how not only does Miss Piggy brings feminism, but The Muppet Show does as well. This article is convincing for the readers that Miss Piggy is a feminist icon through the tone and purpose from the author. Miss Piggy is not the usual choice as a feminist icon but has the qualities and characteristics to be one. She has strength and confidence, but still shows her beauty as…show more content…
Brennan's article proudly states how Miss Piggy is a feminist icon. "She's a gay icon, diva icon, style icon, feminism icon, journalist icon", according to the Toronto Life. (Brennan, 20) Miss Piggy's career success, fearlessness, beauty, and non-stereotypical portrayal on size, she is an ideal feminist icon. Being a head of her time since the 1970's her character has shown feminism and body-confidence. "She is certainly a feminist icon from my youth". (Brennan, 18) Not only does Miss Piggy show feminism, but The Muppet Show passes the Bechdel test as a show with feminism. Through the article readers can see that Miss Piggy is a character that represents feminism as well as being a role
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