I always like Bill Maher’s 2003 superiority of Western values tour where he said democracy is better, rule of law is better, freedom is better, equality is better.
You cannot have am Age of Enlightenment without suggesting that existing ways of doing things and current cultural practices are backward and often repugnant
This week it was revealed that a New York Times editor has decided that the newspaper should not use the term “female genital mutilation” as “culturally loaded” and might insult “people who follow the rite.” It is the culmination of a trend across the country where students are being trained to spot and avoid any form of cultural bias, a push that can be highly beneficial or highly damaging in how one defines bias. At the risk of total social isolation, it may be time to speak in favor of cultural bias, at least when it comes to founding principles of human rights.
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