cultural relativism

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Cultural Relativism Vs. Sexual Assault

Many scholars and feminists these days are also cultural relativists, believing that a culture’s customs or beliefs that might look strange to an outsider should only be judged by that culture’s own standards. It’s the fancy academic version of “walk a mile in another’s shoes before you judge that person”: try to understand how things are from the inside of a culture rather then condemning from the outside. But where does one draw the line between “that’s cool, it’s their own unique cultural thing” and “holy crap, that’s sexual assault”? Continue Reading →