The BBC reported that the Dalai Lama had issued an apology after he said in an interview: "If my successor is a woman, it should be very attractive." According to the apology statement, he said: "It may be interesting from one cultural perspective, but when you go into another vein, the sense of humor disappears completely." He regretted any possible offence. 」
The BBC reported that the Dalai Lama had issued a statement saying: "If my successor is a woman, it should be very attractive." and apologize.
In an exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama last month, the 84-year-old religious leader talked about U.S. President Donald Trump, his views on refugeeissues and his dream of returning to Tibet.
But what surprised people the most was when asked what would happen if the next Dalai Lama was a woman. The Dalai Lama responded: "If there is a female Dalai Lama, she should be more attractive." According to the report, he answered in English and with a smile. ("If a female Dalai Lama, she d be more attractive, " he said in English, while laughing.)
On July 2, the Dalai Lama issued an apology for the remark, according to CNN. In the statement, he said he did not mean anything offensive to women, but treated it as a misunderstood joke. (The statement siared for any any offence cause d and put it down to a misunderstood joke.)
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In 2015, similar words were said.
However, this is not the first time he has mentioned this. In 2015, the Dalai Lama also said during an interview in London that "if the successor is a woman, i want to be beautiful." At the time, the Dalai Lama made a request to the European Union to take in refugees with Muslim status, according to the report.
And when the host asked him, what would happen if the Dalai Lama became a woman? 'It doesn't matter if it's really a woman, but i want to look good, ' he said. (Same-sex: Gender Gaffe of the Dalai Lama's Visit to the UK)
In the face of the host's face of doubt, the Dalai Lama reiterated, "What's the point if the Dalai Lama is reincarnated as a woman and he doesn't look good?" "If a female much Dalai Lama, then that female must be attractive, otherwise not use."
Such a statement can be seen in the Dalai Lama's narrow vision of women. The value of women, never just in the beautiful appearance, look bad, absolutely has nothing to do with her personal ability.
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"Joke", is it so serious?
Such behavior, in Taiwan, there is a saying that readers should be no stranger to, called "gaffe." In the past, we have heard Wu Xianghui say that Tsai Ing-wen is a "political slut" and Mr Ke said that Chen Yizhen, who had run for mayor of Jiayi, was "too beautiful to sit at the counter". (Same-field reflection:Gender Watch: From "Back House" to "Political Prostitution", when politics will get rid of female slurs and sexual humiliation)
Recently, the new party's presidential candidate, Yang Shiguang, also attacked President Tsai Ing-wen, saying, "Tsai Ing-wen is not qualified to speak about the next generation, because Tsai Ing-wen does not have the next generation."
As a woman, she is constantly attacked and laughed at for no reason because of her physical structure. At the same time, the perpetrators of these attacks are often sloppy with "gaffes", such as an apology afterwards (and some even never apology) that can be written off.
As political opinion leaders, we would like to say that the cultivation of gender sensitivity is not just about "politically correct" images, but about whether your female supporters are treated as equivalents. In addition to political leaders, everyone should develop gender sensitivity. There are some jokes, not really funny, but the foundation is to kill the lives of other people experience. If there are more and more female religious and political leaders in the world in the future, we hope that we will welcome her society without being so malicious.