Dalai Lama’s remark on women very subjective, says activist Sudha Ramalingam
ANI | Chennai
September 24, 2015 Last Updated at 15:44 IST
Social activist Sudha Ramalingam on Thursday said Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama’s comment on women was subjective and atrocious.
“I welcome the fact that women can also become the Dalai Lama, but the fact is that he also speaks of the beauty of a person i.e. the physical beauty, that is atrocious. I think beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. It is a very subjective matter and he should not be commenting like this,” Ramalingam told ANI.
“I don’t want to impute motives to anything, may be he is right in common parlance, but definitely not politically right,” she added.
The 80-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader made the remark in London on Monday when an interviewer asked him if a woman could take over his role
The Dalai Lama offered an emphatic “yes” and told the reporter he had been asked the question years ago and offered the same answer, adding that women were biologically more attractive.
“If female Dalai Lama will come, the face should be very attractive,” the monk said.