Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver
The Dalai Lama, a self-described feminist, shocked his supporters all over the world on Monday when he said that if his successor were to be a woman, she must have a "very, very attractive face," otherwise she is "not much use."
Read more: Dalai Lama: Female Successor Should be Pretty, Otherwise She'd Be Useless
No, I get it. We often subconsciously conflate beauty with niceness, whether we want to admit it or not. We assume if someone is pretty, they must be a nice person. If they are unattractive, we often subconsciously assume they're not that nice. It's not even something we learn from our parents, it's innate. They did a study using various kindergarten classes where half the time the teacher they had was a pretty little thing and the other teacher they had was still her but made up to look rather unattractive. The kids all thought the "pretty" teacher was also the nicer teacher.
People like a face they feel they can trust, even as adults.