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Lady in Black: The Burka Avenger

This is pretty cool.

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The audience isn’t you and me, of course. It’s little girls in Pakistan who are suffering under religious fanaticism. The trailer’s in English, but the actual series is in Urdu.

(And yeah, the fact that the Avenger chooses to wear a burka has been addressed. It’s not a symbol of oppression if you choose it — and use it as the Lady in Black does.)

6 Comments

  1. Ken Hagler
    Ken Hagler August 1, 2013 2:24 pm

    There’s actually a fairly well-known burqa-wearing comic book character in US comics: Sooraya “Dust” Qadir, of the X-Men.

  2. water lily
    water lily August 1, 2013 2:35 pm

    Very cool.

  3. Claire
    Claire August 1, 2013 3:52 pm

    Ken — Well I’ll be. I had no idea. I was never big on comics (well, not after I got past the “Caspar the Friendly Ghost” and “Richie Rich” stage).

  4. IndividualAudienceMember
    IndividualAudienceMember August 1, 2013 11:56 pm

    C.W. wrote, “I was never big on comics (well, not after I got past the “Caspar the Friendly Ghost” and “Richie Rich” stage).”

    Ha! That’s funny.
    Spoken like a true girl.

  5. Ellendra
    Ellendra August 2, 2013 3:00 pm

    I want “The Lady in Black” for my theme song :p

  6. Kyle Rearden
    Kyle Rearden August 7, 2013 7:47 pm

    Absolutely ingenious!

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