MORALITY REFLECTION – Culture

Published January 30, 2017 by Nan Mykel

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?

 

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