This is less of a superhero comic and more of a tribute. I remember at one point during the revolution, people would use statistics of attacks on women to discredit political movements – and Egyptians – at large. This keeps happening, consistently, both locally and internationally. People will abuse statistics as they see fit, but they will always ignore the women at the base of those statistics. So, politics and superpowers aside, here is my attempt at a tribute to real-life superheroes.
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The women of the Arab Spring are the true heroes. They were and are on the front line for every protest and uprising and when they are targeted and specifically victimized for their activism and power, they don’t back down. They start another front, battle the use of assault and gendered violence to try and silence women specifically. We spend so much time talking over women of color, especially Middle Eastern, Arab, and Muslim women, but we never ask them what they want. Well, their actions speak for them. These are not women afraid of a fight, these are not women begging for white knights to save them. They slog through vitriol and threats, through lack of resources, and come out on top again and again and again.
i love this so much. I reblog this superhero niqabi everytime I see her. this made me teary eyed :’)