Originally Posted by Little_star
I admire Mozah and think she has achieved some wonderful things for Qatar but let's not fool ourselves and pretend she has fought her way to prominence. She's in the position she is in because it is politically expedient for Qatar to have a female "figurehead" for the West to look to.
Exactly, but I rather suspect she has had a fight on her hands behind the scenes of the royal palaces in Qatar as I have a feeling there would have been dissent about a woman stepping out into the limelight from certain quarters. All of the Arab first ladies are there to play a politically expedient role, in fact every king's wife/prime minister's wife/president's wife fulfills the same role worldwide. Let's face it none of them 'earned' their position, they married it but I must admit, I do wonder what Sheika Mozah would get up to without the constraints. I think she would be a lioness.