One of the biggest tragedies in life is a man who thinks and speaks as if he is liberal, progressive and respectful of women and yet, when you analyse his behaviour and views, is actually regressive, sexist and illiberal. Men who organise or support female beauty contests are a classic example of this phenomenon.
Miss Himalaya 2014 is back again in the Tibetan community in exile in Dharamsala, India. I have written before (re–published by the Tibetan Women’s Association in Dolma magazine) how such contests are regressive, sexist and not representative of genuine freedom for women or men. There is nothing more to say other than that. #misshimalayaissexistandregressive