MORALITY REFLECTION – Culture

FROM STEVEN PINKER’S  The Blank Slate: p. 273

If only one person in the world held down a terrified, struggling, screaming little girl, cut off her genitals with a septic blade, and sewed her back up, leaving only a tiny hole for urine and menstrual flow, the only question would be how severely that person should be punished, and whether the death penalty would be a sufficiently severe sanction.  But when millions of people do this, , instead of the enormity being magnified millions-fold,  suddenly it becomes “culture,” and thereby becomes less, rather than more,  horrible, and is even defended by some Western “moral thinkers,”  including feminists.

What is your opinion?

 

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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3 Responses to MORALITY REFLECTION – Culture

  1. owningitlog says:

    Altering the body for non-medical reasons without consent is never ok. Culture be damned.

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