Traditionally Tibetan Tibetan women enjoyed more equality compared to women from other parts of Asia. But this is because women from other parts of Asia were treated very badly, for example, the practice of foot binding in China. However sexism did exist even in Tibetan belief, “Tibetans traditionally explained their own origins as rooted in the marriage of a monkey and a mountain ogress. Tibetans who display compassion, moderation, intelligence, and wisdom were said to take after their fathers, while Tibetans who were “red-faced, fond of sinful pursuits, and very stubborn”were said to take after their mothers.” Also even currently in Tibetan monasteries there are no high ranking nuns. Nun’s are largely only taught basic teaching and how to recite prayers and are not given the opportunity or encouraged to ascend to the higher Buddhist positions. However this is currently changing according to the Dalai Lama.
So my question is: Does sexism still exist today in Tibetan society? In comparison with other societies is it worse or better? Is it getting better? Give specific examples if you can.