Rabat- The March 8 women's demonstration in Rabat, Morocco, was impressive. The organizers and the official authorities will report different figures, as usual. An informal and conservative assessment would, however, be that they were in the upper tens of thousands, which is far from the one million called for by the organizers.

Abdellatif Zaki is a professor of Languages and Communication at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco.