A. The idea that the world would be a better place if all leaders were women is also a sexist idea. As long as we are trapped by the thought that one sex can be superior or inferior to the other, the world you anticipate will never materialise. The idea that women can be better than men is no less sexist than the idea that men are superior to women. When the idea that everyone is equal independent of his or her gender and that one’s capability is not determined by one’s sex but by one’s effort prevails, the world will be a much better place to live in.
The Buddhist perspective is that everyone is equal as the true-Self, the perfect being which is neither male nor female and that gender discrimination is the phenomenon of being deluded by the illusions of male and female.
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