Head spiritual leader proclaiming feminism


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The 14th and current Dalai Lama is at Princeton University talking with students. He was the winner of the Nobel Peace prize in 1989. He was born to peasants in 1935, and is one of five children. He has an extreme interest in science and has been involved in research of how mediation affects the brain.

Kamaria Walton, beat editor

Dalai Lama, an eighty year old Buddhist and self proclaimed feminist while speaking about his next successor in a BBC interview said “If it is a female, the face should be very attractive.”

This is not the first time that the Buddhist has mentioned the requirements for the next female successor.

In a French interview he said that a female Dalai Lama would have “biologically more potential to show affection and compassion.”

Many feminist blogs have broke out in outrage from this not so feminist like comment.

Though in 2013 Dalai Lama has claimed to be a feminist, many times throughout the years he has not exactly been showing this with his actions.

One feminist blog Jezebel.com wrote “You’d think that as someone who’s all about learning and enlightenment he’d have figured a few things out,”.

When the Dalai Lama turns 90 he must find the next reincarnation that will take the title. If it is a woman will she be as attractive as he hopes she is?