Re: female circumcision
Jason Grazianoo (email@example.com)
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 13:12:53 -0500
Greg Stevens, you have a few good points but do not see the whole
picture. I am not agreeing or disagreeing when i question whether or not
you know what you are talking about.
On Wed, 16 Nov 1994, Greg Stevens wrote:
> In <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Selina Glynn) writes:
> >I think the issue here is whether we sit back and wait for these cultures
> >to discover for themselves that bad customs need to be stopped or actively
> >engaged in working towards stopping practices that western countries deemed
> >to be inhumane. I personally think that there is nothing wrong to at least
> >raise the concern to these cultures, influence the young, open minded,
> >educated people and to encourage these cultures to see that some of these
> >practices hurt people. You can be certain that the people that benefit from
> >it will be thankful for it.
> What about this horribly bad custom of allowing women to show their
> faces out on the streets? Or the bad custom of allowing those who
> earn less then $30,000 per year have a say in governmental elections?
> And that horrible custom of locking people in jail just because they
> are willing to exercise their human right of Free Access to All Wealth?
> Who will dispense of that? Personally, I want some culture to actively
> engage in working towards the stopping of the practice of institutionalizing
> those who are willing to ADMIT that little gods talk to them.
> Why do western countries have some special privvy to what is inhumane?
> When will Western cultures discover for ourselves that our bad customs need
> to be stopped? Which other cultures will actively engage in working towards
> stopping practices that they have deemed inhumane?
> I can be certain that the people that benefit from it will be thankful for
> it? You mean people like you, who benefit by resting assured at nights
> that no one is around who differs from what YOU consider "right" and "wrong"?
> Greg Stevens