Cultural relativism was a school of anthropology in vogue in the USA at the beginning of the XXth century, since then we understood that it’s wrong and self defeating. We can understand why others do certain things, but we don’t have to justify them. An example? Infibulation. That’s just bad, however you look at it.

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This is another good example: nytimes.com/live/2022/05/14/ny

The guy was part of a culture where doing something like this is not just ok, but highly considered. So I am surely interested in understanding the reasons and the thoughts, but I’ll never justify the deed

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