Friday, September 25, 2009

This Is What A Feminist Looks Like!

When making his closing remarks at the International Freedom Award ceremony in Memphis on Wednesday, the Dalai Lama called on women to help create a more compassionate world. He then went on to declare himself a feminist saying, “I call myself a feminist. Isn’t that what you call someone who fights for women’s rights?” AWESOME!

After proclaiming himself a feminist, he spoke briefly about the merits of compassion, responsibility, and religious harmony. The Dalai Lama was honored at the ceremony for his commitment to defending the rights of the Tibetan people. This year is the 50th anniversary of his forced exile from Tibet. He now lives in Dharamsala, India, where he continues his amazing work.


WendyM said...

How awesome is that?!? If he's on our side, we can't go wrong! :)

Danine said...

Very cool!

But don't you think he needs to make a pilgrimage to the feminist mecca: the Feminist Majority Foundation?


I mean seriously, how could would that be to meet him? At the very least, he and Ellie should pow-wow. (Am I allowed to call her Ellie?)