Dalai Lama says female successor must be ‘very, very attractive’ otherwise she is ‘not much use’

From TimesofIndia:

LONDON: The Dalai Lama – a self-professed feminist – has claimed should his successor be female she must be “very, very attractive” otherwise she is “not much use.”

In an interview with the BBC, the spiritual leader recalled telling a French journalist approximately a decade ago there must be a female Dalai Lama because, he claimed, women had a greater “biological” capacity “to show affection … compassion.”

“I think female[s] should take more important role and then – I told the reporter – if a female does come her face should be very, very attractive.”

When probed by increasingly nervous interviewer Clive Myrie if a female Dalai Lama “must be” attractive, the spiritual leader responded in the affirmative: “Otherwise not much use.”

Oklahoma Pre-K teacher allegedly calls being left-handed ‘evil’ and ‘sinister’

How does this teacher have a job exactly?:

OKEMAH, Okla. — A 4-year-old was allegedly forced by his teacher to write with his right hand, even though he’s left-handed.

The child was sent home with a letter about how left-handedness is often associated with evil and the devil.

Zayde is only 4 years old.

It’s his first year at Oakes Elementary in Okemah, but his mom kept him home Monday after a dispute with his teacher over being left-handed.