Egypt Rape

NEW ISLAMIC SUPERHERO COMES TO THE AID OF EGYPT’S FEMALES……..

 

We shall see how far this ‘flies’.

In a country plagued by sexual harassment, most female readers probably identified themselves with the character of the girl in the comics.

Egyptian superhero breaks taboo on sexual violence

Egyptian superhero breaks taboo on sexual violence

Egyptian women have a new ally in their fight against sexual harassment – a superhero taking on the country’s sexual predators. FRANCE 24 talked to the creator of “Supermakh”, a comic character inspired by Superman.

By Moïna FAUCHIER DELAVIGNE (text)

Supermakh — or, Superman with an Egyptian twist. Dressed in white underwear and a floral motif cape, the comic superhero is fighting against Egypt’s rampant sexual harassment of women.

“I put a bit of myself in the character of Supermakh, and also a bit of the average Egyptian who would like to do something but is not always able to help out. It’s a superhero who succeeds, but not every time…” Makhlouf, the creator of Supermakh, told FRANCE 24.

After a brief appearance in the opposition newspaper El Doustour in 2007, the Cairo superhero reappeared on the cover of Tok Tok, the first Egyptian zine launched in the tumultuous pre-revolutionary days of January 2011.

In that story, Supermakh helps a young woman who tries to avoid the pressing demands of a strange Santa Claus.

“The story was popular, especially with girls,” said Makhouf.

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