Thursday, August 22, 2013

Burka Avenger

This is an animated cartoon, created by a Pakistani pop singer, as a kind of protest against the Taliban. The heroine wears a burka, not as a symbol of subservience, but as a way to hide her identity as she fights against evil and for female education. 

But, according to the Daily Beast, it created a backlash when an Indian news show asked whether the show was "cool" or "conformist."  It seems that anything to do with burkas can create misunderstanding.

CNN has a good story about the series you can read here.  And here's another story  from the New York Daily News.

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