Freya Stark is a heroine of mine.... maybe I should say "hero", or even invent a gender neutral,
" a hro of mine".
She more than any other traveller/writer was the person who made me want to travel in the Hadhramaut, Yemen or to Alamut, The Stronghold of the Assassins, in Iran.
Both I managed in her company... well in the company of her books at least.
On this International Women's Day I think her aphorism holds true, if true equality, is to be subscribed to by all societies.