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Desert Flower

Is female genital circumcision in Africa immoral?  Is it really mutilation?  This divisive topic gets at the polarized views of cultural relativism and ethnocentrism. Waris Dirie’s book Desert Flower (1998) gives a powerful argument for the ethnocentric side of the … Continue reading

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