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The Burka Avenger

August 18th, 2013 No comments

A new superheroine has entered the heroes and villains landscape and she’s probably unlike any superheroine you’ve seen before.  Her name is Burka Avenger, and yes, she dons a burka to hide her identity while fighting evil-doers.  Her alter-ego is an unassuming teacher at a Pakistani all-girls school.  She uses her martial arts expertise to battle bad guys and her burka gives her the ability to soar.  Her weapons of choice are books and pens.

So far, two episodes have been released.  The release has been met with both praise and criticism.  Some are applauding the animated heroine’s efforts at fighting for girls’ rights to education, while others are appalled that the creator, pop star Haroon, chose to outfit his creation in what some charge is oppressive clothing.

Personally, I know I’ll never look at a burka the same way again.  If you’re interested in checking out the first episode, you can view it here (with English subtitles).

I’ve provided the trailer below.  What do you think?  Would you let you kids watch this show?  Do you think it should be criticized or praised?

Burka Avenger Trailer

M. xo

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