Asked by Anonymous Anonymous

This isn't really a question, just some criticism that I need to get off my chest after reading all your comics. I think it's wrong of you to portray a muslim niqabi woman as other women's "savior" because, and I especially found this in On Sexual Harassment, it shows that non-hijabis like myself cannot protect themselves in the outside world and are prone to sexual harrasments unlike the hijabis and that because the superhero wears a niqab, that makes her "super" and knows how to defend herself

qaheraq:

I receive this complaint often and while I understand where it’s coming from, I absolutely disagree with it, and I’ll tell you my reasoning.

> because this is a webcomic on the internet, in English, it is available to a wide range of readers, both local and international.

> Qahera was created to combat the patriarchy and misogyny I am familiar with. Islamophobic logic often means critiquing your own society will result in others using that as an excuse to claim you are “oppressed” and “backwards” and “a victim of your own culture.” Therefore Qahera combats misogyny and Islamophobia. 

> The women who bear the brunt of Islamophobia are invariably hijabi Muslim women, because they are very visibly Muslim. This is an indisputable fact. All of the Islamophobic stereotypes, and many others, are heaped upon their heads. Therefore Qahera wears a hijab (not a niqab). She is a superhero who wears a hegab, not a superhero because she wears a hegab. I’m approaching this from a social perspective, not a religious one. I’m certainly in no position to preach anything, nor do I want to.

> Adding on to that, Qahera is an Egyptian character. The majority of Egyptian Muslim women wear a hijab (hegab). Despite that, they are underrepresented even in their own media. And in most other media, they are vilified, misrepresented and dehumanised. I wanted to contribute some representation of visibly Muslim women that is not dehumanising. With me so far? 

> With regards to Qahera being a “savior,” she is the hero of every comics because the comics are about her as a superhero. It is not that I want to portray a Muslim hijabi character being superior to others, it is that the main character of this comic is a Muslim hijabi character doing what main characters do in superhero comics. And I find it interesting that we are so unfamiliar with this visual that many people’s immediate reaction was that Qahera was out to prove others inferior. We are literally bombarded daily by images of white (usually American) men saving the world, yet because we’re so used to that being the status quo, we rarely complain that they’re out to show “everyone else as helpless and unable to protect themselves.” (despite that being the subliminal message of many things.)

The issue here is lack of representation. I’m very aware there is a lack of representation of non-hijabi Muslim women too, but I can only tackle one thing at a time in comics as short as these.

> “On Sexual Harassment” does not show that non-hijabis can’t protect themselves. If you read the comic closely, it is actually about clothes being irrelevant with regards to sexual harassment. Qahera gets harassed despite being fully covered, and she explicitly tells Layla that she “does not need to be like her to be amazing.” Layla can’t defend herself because she is being attacked by several people at once. Nobody can defend themselves in that position, unless they have superpowers. The point is showing how ridiculous it is to need superpowers in order to deal with your daily life.

It is by no means a real solution to sexual harassment. It’s just a method of raising awareness through a different medium. 

You should be following both Qahera and then artist behind it

why so serious? ?? ? ?????

why so serious? ?? ? ?????

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ollymoss:

My piece for the Mondo X Disney SXSW art show.
Officially-licensed, 7-colour screen print. 24x36. Edition of 250.

ollymoss:

My piece for the Mondo X Disney SXSW art show.

Officially-licensed, 7-colour screen print. 24x36. Edition of 250.

Click to check out the whole work behind the”Oh la lah” song

Click to check out the whole work behind the”Oh la lah” song

comicsalliance:

‘Batman Vs. Terminator’ Is The Best Animated Fan-Film You’ll See Until Skynet Takes Over

By Chris Sims

Ever since the announcement that RoboCop vs. Terminator was getting the deluxe edition treatment it deserves, I’ve been thinking a lot about crossovers, and the more I think, the more I’m fixated on one of the most glaring oversights of ’90s comics. Against all reason, against all logic, we never got Batman vs. Terminator. That’s crazy, right? I mean, we got Batman vs. Predator three times. THREE. And yet, nobody ever sent a robot back in time to take out Bruiser Wayne.

Now, that has been corrected, in the form of a genuinely awesome five-minute animated fan-film from Tony Guerrero and Mitchell Hammond, with music by Noir Deco, and it’s awesome

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magictransistor:

Harry Clarke. Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. 1919.

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deviantart:

"Maybe okay will be our always." -Augustus Waters
The Fault in Our Stars by HarpyMarx

لسبب ما! جايز عشان الوقت متأخر

deviantart:

"Maybe okay will be our always." -Augustus Waters

The Fault in Our Stars by HarpyMarx

لسبب ما!
جايز عشان الوقت متأخر

mrhipp:

What kind of bird are you?

mrhipp:

What kind of bird are you?

deviantart:

"Is life always this hard, or is it just when you’re a kid?" -Mathilda, Léon: The Professional

Mathilda (Leon) by KR0NPR1NZ

deviantart:

"Is life always this hard, or is it just when you’re a kid?" -Mathilda, Léon: The Professional

Mathilda (Leon) by KR0NPR1NZ

geeksngamers:

The Joker
By Dan Mora of Alajuela, Costa Rica
(@GeeksNGamers)

  • "I like you boys. What you lack in brains, you make up in heart. Oh, and speaking of heart… bring me Batman’s." -The Joker

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