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That’s What He Said: Dalai Lama Says Women Have “More Sensitivity About Others’ Wellbeing”

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“In that respect, biologically, females have more potential … Females have more sensitivity about others’ wellbeing. In my own case, my father, very short temper. On a few occasions I also got some beatings. But my mother was so wonderfully compassionate. … If the circumstances are such that a female Dalai Lama is more useful, then automatically a female Dalai Lama will come.”

While I’m not a fan of gender essentialism, I appreciate that the Tibetan Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, said something nice about women. (Which is usually not what gets most men quoted on our site.)  [Huffington Post] [Photo: Getty]

Gere Goes Free

Devout Buddhist Richard Gere, who regularly travels to India, was facing obscenity charges for his kiss heard ’round the world. Last year, at an AIDS fundraiser in New Delhi, the actor swooped up one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Shilpa Shetty, and planted a few kisses on her cheek and hand. But the bigger dip appeared to be Gere, whose controversial smooth moves are considered vulgar by traditional Indian culture. While the stunning stunt caused public protests and uproar, at his trial yesterday, the Supreme Court graciously threw the case against Gere out citing cultural differences. The Justices just slapped him on the wrist, saying his actions were for publicity and brought a “bad name” on the country. Sounds like they’re not too impressed by the American Gigolo-act. [Reuters] Keep reading »

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