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Pakistani Cartoon Burka Avenger is getting Localized for India

by AJ Adejare

India’s Zee Network will now be airing Burka Avenger.  The animation stars Jiya a masked crime fighter that dawns on normal persona of a teacher in the day. 36 more words

Burka Avenger stands against match-fixing with Haroon's Hum Hain!

It’s that time of the year again, when cricket fever not only grips our country, but the entire world, so how can Burka Avenger be left behind? 61 more words

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Superheroes as rape survivors? Creative ways to fight violence against women

A new comic book with a female rape survivor as its “super hero” has been launched to focus attention on the problem of sexual violence in India. 1,472 more words

Town Hall

thesmithian:

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a woman in a burka, and…she’s fighting the…Taliban, one book and pen at a time.

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So this might be one of the coolest things I've ever seen - The Burka Avenger

I am just amazed and grateful to whoever came up with this superhero. I love everything about the idea of her from the pens as weapons to wearing the Burka to hide her identity.

Feminism

Bloody Nasreen|The female antihero of Pakistan

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Female fictional characters conceptualised in the Muslim world are either veiled or portrayed as meek and oppressed in the public eye. However, Lahore-based Shahan Zaidi’s debut superhero can finally help combat these stereotypes. 416 more words

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