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First Egyptian Feminist Comic-Strip Magazine Launched

A new feminist comic-strip magazine, aimed at confronting and exposing the taboo topics of Egyptian society, has been launched. Al Arabiya News reports that the publication, Al-Shakmagiya Magazine, will focus on gender-based violence, sexual harassment and women’s rights. The magazine is produced by Nazra for Feminist Studies, an organization that works to raise awareness of gender issues.

The London-based Asharq Al-Awsat, which broke the story, says that Al-Shakmagiya‘s first issue “addresses thorny social issues in Egyptian society using the power of words, a quill and color, in a bid to end the state of silence and denial surrounding taboos concerning women.” The magazine will be published quarterly. A launch party was held at the Feminist Institute in Cairo at the end of October.

Source: Al Arabiya News

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Author:Tom Speelman

A lifetime of reading comics and watching television has left Tom with an inexhaustible supply of pop culture knowledge from the obvious to the obscure. Rather than keep it all in his brain for use at parties, Tom turned to writing a few years ago to help him share that knowledge with as many people as are remotely interested. Tom writes for several websites including The Mary Sue, Strange Horizons, Loser City and others. For even further rambling, follow him on Twitter @tomtificate.

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