08 April 2013

There Might Be Something to This

A commenter at Butterflies and Wheels observes in a discussion of FGM:
We don’t want to be imperialists and go all culturally colonialist and stuff so that leaves us with the only other option – being condescending and paternalistic.

Maybe what we need to do as the world becomes more educated and modern and egalitarian is set aside places where footbinding, FGM, stonings, beheadings, lynchings, slavery (sexual and other), shame killings and other valuable cultural traditions can be preserved.

Like maybe special World Brutality Heritage Parks or something.

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