Iran: Billboard claims Batman and Zorro wore the Hijab

Iran: Billboard claims Batman and Zorro wore the Hijab March 9, 2015

Trying to make the oppression of women look cool? A billboard supposedly located in Iran claims Batman and Zorro have never been defeated because they wear the hijab.

The image is currently a big hit on Reddit, and has been shared widely on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets.

According to the post on Reddit, the billboard reads as follows:

Have you ever seen ‪Batman‬ or ‪Zorro‬ getting defeated? No! because their Hijab is proper. So you too mind your Hijab sister!

While the image is amusing for many, the humor comes from the dark fact that the hijab is often construed as a means of oppression and subjugation, quite the opposite of the character of a superhero.

Some claim the image is a photoshopped parody, either in support of wearing the hijab, or as a satirical critique of the hijab, depending upon one’s political perspective.

For another take on female superheroes, check out the Burka Avenger below:

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