Cultural Relativist And Feminist Criticism

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Reitman, Oonagh. "Cultural Relativist and Feminist Critiques of International Human Rights—Fiends or Foes?." Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift 100, no. 1 (1997), 100-110. The journal entitled “Cultural Relativist and Feminist Critiques of the International Human Rights –Friends or Foes”, written by Oonagh Reitman is a good fully equipped critical journal since the author put the focus on the discussion about the similarity between two branches of international human rights, the cultural relativist and the feminist in term of their critiques towards the international human rights and also present the fact of the clash between these two critiques when talking about women’s human rights. This critical review paper will provide a summary of the journal by Oonagh Reitman and more importantly giving arguments of evaluation, comments as well as suggestions to Reitman’s writings itself. Summary The journal is well organized by the author. Reitman has divided the journal into 3 sections to answer how these critiques from two different branches of the international human rights, the cultural relativism and the feminism, clash each other in term of women’s international human rights. The first section contains the examination of cultural relativism argument related to the human rights of women. The next section consists of the discussion of the detected similarities between two different human rights critique. The last section is the concluding part, presents the argument of the author

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