Women may finally begin to shine as world leaders
The Dalai Lama, considered by millions to be the wisest man on earth, has said that his successor could be a woman. Speaking at a press conference in Australia, the exiled 78-year-old leader suggested that women were better equipped to lead the modern world. "If the circumstances are such that a female Dalai Lama is more useful, then automatically a female Dalai Lama will come," he said.
His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso was then asked about the bitter gender debate that is permeating Australian politics.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard recently accused the Liberal Party of being "grossly sexist and offensive" after a fundraising dinner at which her body parts were listed as dinner items on the menu – "small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box". I don't think this particular incident is going to do anything for the reputation of Australian men and their misogynistic tendencies.