WOW: Dalai Lama Says ‘Women Empathize’ and ‘Men Kill’


The Dalai Lama praised women on International Women’s Day by insisting that we need more women in leadership positions because they have more empathy than men who “kill.”

“Women have been shown to be more sensitive to others’ suffering, whereas, warriors celebrated for killing their opponents are almost always men,” the Lama tweeted during International Women’s Day.

“We need to see more women in leadership roles and more closely involved in education about compassion,” he added.

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That is pretty facile reasoning, isn’t it?

Breitbart News adds that this is hardly the first time that the Dalai Lama has effusively praised women.

This is not the first time that the Buddhist leader has vocalized his support for female leadership, going so far as to suggest that his successor as Tibet’s spiritual leader could well be a woman.

In 2013, the Dalai Lama was asked about Australia’s gender battles under then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard. He said at the time that the world faces a “moral crisis” of inequality and suffering and needs leaders with compassion.

Amusingly, the Dalai Lama also said that only attractive women should take leadership roles.

Breitbart added:

Two years later, the Tibetan leader added an odd condition to his earlier statement, saying that if his successor is a woman she must be “very, very attractive” because otherwise she is “not much use.”

In an interview with the BBC, the Dalai Lama recalled telling a French journalist a decade or so earlier that having a female Dalai Lama was important because women have a greater “biological” capacity “to show affection … compassion.”

“I think female[s] should take more important role and then – I told the reporter – if a female does come her face should be very, very attractive.”

Um… well, OK, then.

Ugly women need not apply, sayeth the Lama.

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