Lady In Black: ‘Burka Avenger’ Fights For Pakistan’s Girls

"The Burka Avenger"
“The Burka Avenger” (Photo credit: Imran…)

It is so sad that this is even necessary.

Mild-mannered teacher by day, masked superhero by night, the Burka Avenger fights corruption and oppression, and aims to empower the girls of Pakistan.

A caped crusader is on the loose in the mountains of Pakistan, but she’s not your traditional superhero. The Burka Avenger wears a flowing black veil — only her brown eyes are visible — as she fights corrupt politicians and religious zealots. Her weapons of choice: pens and books.

via Lady In Black: ‘Burka Avenger’ Fights For Pakistan’s Girls : NPR.

By Lori Camper

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