Meet the Burka Avenger!

130724_wz0r6_burqa_avenger_sn635I’m so excited to have just discovered this new animated series called Burka Avenger that I want to post all the episodes – 13 so far, I think – but for now, will just post the English-language trailer. The original series is in Urdu.

The Burka Avenger is “a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fight local thugs seeking to shut down the girls’ school where she works.”

Explaining the reason this superhero wears a burka, creator and Pakistani pop star Aaron Haroon Rashid, says:

It’s not a sign of oppression. She is using the burka to hide her identity like other superheroes. Since she is a woman, we could have dressed her up like Catwoman or Wonder Woman, but that probably wouldn’t have worked in Pakistan.

To read more about the Burka Avenger, go here.


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  1. Angela Wilde

    Thank you for posting Burka Avenger. I can’t wait to show it to my 7 year old son.