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Fleeting Glimpses of Feminine Charms

FLEETING GLIMPSES OF FEMININE CHARMS

Thickness of veiling seems to vary with the social status of the women in Egypt. Women walking in the streets are often impenetrably veiled, whereas those seen driving in smart victorias on the road to the Pyramids frequently wear only the lightest of gauze which scarcely conceals their features and leaves their lustrous eyes entirely free

"New Women" on the Warpath in Cairo

"NEW WOMEN" ON THE WARPATH IN CAIRO

Many intelligent Egyptians recognize the backward condition of their women due to the immemorial custom of entire seclusion within the harem, but they advocate caution and circumspection in the movement towards emancipation. In disagreement with these a Feminist Party has come into being which conducts an active policy and numbers many women of good social position among its members