The Tibetans are a poetic community - Tsering Tsundue being one striking example but there are many - but the voices of women are just coming to the fore. Here is a striking poem by Kaysang which challenges patriarchy - also a fact - even in this oppressed community:
my tongue is ready to
Kaysang also points to the lack of free discussion in Dharmsala, something fostered by the Dalai Lama's attempt to create a parliamentary government, due to the anti-democratic attitudes of its leadership. Tibetans need a strong debate about rangtzen (independence) for exactly the reason Kaysang says. Even though what His Holiness suggests would be wiser for the Chinese as a world power, interested in green energy and not in conquest (the oppression of Tibet and ostracism of the Dalai Lama makes China much more widely hated and feared than it would be otherwise), only the stirrings for below for independence and the return of the Dalai Lama, promoted by action internationally (internally in Tibet, in Dharamsala, all over India and the world) may bring the Chinese leaders to a more humane position, or be recognized in the likely event of a Chinese spring...
"published on the site of the Tibetan Feminist Collective: