This journal by Oonagh Reitman is discussing about the similarities critiques regarding international human rights by two different perspectives, cultural relativism and feminism. The author argue that even though both have similarities in the critique, they actually have a strong contrary definition and perspective about the human rights itself. Besides, the author also pointed out the critique from cultural relativist to feminist and vice
It began in the late 20th century and was not localised like first-wave feminism. Due to the advent of modernisation, the movement involved international organisations like Amnesty International. By comparing the prevalent architectural elements and themes from gender theory such as those listed above, a conclusion can be reached. This methodology is described by Borden as “theorised and interdisciplinary studies” (3). A wide range of elements have been developed from both
Each culture of the feminist movement have its uniqueness, and for the society of women to raise the issue, such as Sudan 's genital mutilation (genital this leaves, see female circumcision) or North America the glass ceiling effect, and Chinese women 's political participation, women low labor remuneration; laid-off and unemployed women with a high proportion; abortion and abandonment of baby girls; marriage to live problem of inequality between men and women in the groom 's family brought; the patriarchal media and social values (patriarchy) Patriarchy thought residual problems etc.. And such as rape, the rape of the female and the female is a universal issue. Around the world , China is a traditional and historical country , and in our Chinese world, female social class and family class always takes the lower class .With development of time, feminist has improvement but it is still a sensitive topic in China although Chinese female have unfair treatment. when we talk about the feminist represent , fist one in my mind is Emma Watson who is an popular actress but give up her job to support the feminist development and get the speech to the world to awaken the female who suffering unfair treatment and the male who treat the female
Chapter I On Woman For a long time, since the beginning of the first wave movement of Feminism in the 19th century, the main goal has always been to liberate women in order to be equal to men. Though political rights have been achieved by the late 19th century which is the highlight of the first wave movement and economic independence has been granted to women as a result of the second wave movement, still women has not yet achieved the full liberation as the same men. This condition of women makes way to third wave movement that aims for social equality thus it seems that even until today, women are still left behind, to the point that we now question if “liberation” is attainable for women.
History of the feminist movement The feminist movement, or simply feminism, is a name given to designate movements and ideologies which are intent on achieving equal rights for women and men. While feminists around the world have undertaken diverse measures and have set themselves different goals, varying from one country to another and changing through time, most Western feminist theorists agree that all the movements aimed at the improvement of women's condition should be classified as feminist, whether or not they refer this term to themselves (Walters 2005). Although many researchers, including the authors of A Feminist Reader, Sharon M. Harris and Linda K. Hughes, claim that the origins of the feminist movement could be observed as early
Adichie answers that question and the answer is “Yes”. Once more, Adichie’s definition for feminist is “a man or a woman who says, ‘Yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today, and we must fix it, we must do better.’” ; Therefore, Adichie says it best – “Culture does not make people. People make culture. So if it is in fact true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we must make it our culture.”
Our moral beliefs indicate the kind of environment or culture we grew up in. Therefore, if we were born in Somalia, we would believe that it is morally right to go through female circumcision as a rite of passage. However, if we grew up in the western world, then we would not believe in female circumcision. We can therefore see the relativist 's argument of cultural relativism in this case, because if cultural relativism exists, then naturally, morality will also be relative. Additionally, to support his stance, the relativist will also argue that tolerance comes into play when it comes to cultural relativism.
The appraising process was the most difficult from this activity but was one of the most important steps in selecting our evidence. Questions in the table such as “Is the aim of the study clear?” , “Were the subjects randomized?” and “Was there a control condition?” etc provided an objective method to evaluate the articles and their research.
Throughout this essay, cultural relativism will be questioned, but also supported in some ways. The idea of cultural relativism reminds me of a sociological term--ethnocentrism--that essentially means the opposite. Ethnocentrism is essentially a bias about your own culture against other cultures. One can only see their culture (usually as dominant to the others), rather than attempting to see the perspective of whatever culture is in question. An example of real-life cultural relativism is female circumsition or clitordectomy.
The literature review gives justified information for the need of conducting the research. Apart from the introduction, there is no other information concerning the research title that could offer detailed information (Chaliha et a., 2001). Despite giving the justified information in the introduction section the paper should have had the literature review section, thus it did not follow the due steps and format of a research paper. The methodology part follows after the introduction and it discloses the methods used, the design, the people included in the study and how the data was sampled and examined. However, the reasons for choosing the design in the research were not
(Luco, Week 3 Notes, p.9) Cultural Relativism is simply a combination of the following three theses: 1. The only criterion of moral truth or falsehood is the moral code of a cultural group. 2. A moral claim is true, relative to a culture’s moral code, if and only if the claim is generally accepted within that cultural