Another Tribute to IWD March 8

This quote from June 2019 prompts questions on International Women’s Day 2020.

I heard this quote mentioned this morning while attending a church service at Unity Temple. The word “western” struck me. As it is International Women’s Day, I am wondering was the 14th Dalai Lama intentionally excluding women from his own part of the world? And if so, why?

And what does the Dalai Lama see as hopeful qualities in women of “the west”? And should we assume he means the Americas and Europe, but maybe not Russia or Africa. I definitely am fascinated with this quote and find it powerful, but would feel better if it hadn’t been qualified.

Lastly, what does the world need to be saved from that can best be accomplished by western women? Many would agree that war, health care, family rights, poverty, and hunger could be more decisively tackled generally by women who would give these problems priority over power and prestige. Would Mother Earth also respond more favorably to female Climate Saviors?

Just some thoughts on this heralded day – with gratitude to all the women everywhere who are working each day to make their world a better place.

Published by dcmori

I am a wife, mother of one grown son, writer, and literacy volunteer living in the Kansas City area. Ever trying to help other people and live life to its fullest.

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