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.”