When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
The basic Buddhist stand on the question of equality between the genders is age-old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman.
I do not respect the Dalai Lama. He's a political power broker. The Dalai Lama is not honorable to me.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
Respect is not ever assigned; it's earned.