Tunisia: Shudder at the Knees

Tunisia's Habib Bourguiba has long been the Arab world's loudest cham pion of women's rights. In 1956, when Tunisia won its independence, Bourguiba abolished polygamy, made it harder for men to get divorces, and gave women their first, real legal rights. He looked on approvingly as the Moslem veil began to vanish, and he has shown no objection to the new garb of girls who parade gracefully through the narrow streets of Tunis in brief, airy frocks. But one has to draw the line somewhere, and last week Bourguiba did—just below the...

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