Morocco: Choose Your Partners

Militant Feminist Lalla Aisha of Morocco made her first public speech in the cause of female emancipation at the age of 17. She urged the veiled and backward women of her land "to participate ardently and usefully in the life of the nation." The speech automatically earned her the leadership of the Moroccan feminist movement (TIME cover, Nov.11, 1957) for she was a princess, the daughter of King Mohammed V.

Princess Aisha herself proceeded to lead a determinedly emancipated life. She rode a horse in Western fashion, astride; her tastes in music...

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