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On other cultures, sure, if it hurts no one, it's no big deal. There's no reason to object to object to something that's just 'different' or 'wierd'. Only something that is hurtful. That's just common sense. I don't think Political Correctness is important at all, to me it is a non-issue.Sabriel said:I think if other cultures aren't hurting any one then we should fully except thier differnces. Japanese school children go to school 6 days a week and then attend extra "cram" school. That's every different from North America, but is it bad or wrong. No. Political correctness is important but it shouldn't trump morals.
Many are, but some cavies are aloof to thier slaves. In that case the cavy is intelligent enough to see that if the bringer of food is distracted then the bringer of food may not bring food on time or not as nice food
Because it is very hurtful to the guinea pigs, to the environment, to the people who care about the guinea pigs, a waste of natural resources, etc. Hence it is wrong.
Sparky said:i find it really interesting how most westernized cultures are groomed to accept trivialities of other cultures as ok, even if you would personally consider it horrible. what if there was a nation of cannibals, would that be ok, just because it was 'their culture'
seriously, where do you draw the line
Partially, I'd have to disagree. We have every right to tell them to stop, because what they do goes beyond the realms of human decency. Now I wouldn't go as far as to invade, or declare war, not for that -- makes it worse for both sides. But as a global community we have every right to set down some basic standards like nations must follow basic human rights, non-democratic nations must be comitted to democratic reform; nations shouldn't fight wars needlessly; ethnic groups shouldn't commit genocide against one another; no forced labor or slavery, etc. If countries and peoples' want to also belong to and participate in the global community --trade, have dialogues, etc., the rest of the world has the right to set up these basic standards and isolate any nation / people's who does not comply.Krysanthemum said:To take a human example, many Middle Eastern countries treat their women in ways that western cultures find disgusting, but we have absolutely no right to tell them to treat them otherwise. It is their culture, their country, their beliefs, and while we may strongly disagree with them, it's not our place to order them to comply with our beliefs.
Access said:But as a global community we have every right to set down some basic standards like nations must follow basic human rights, non-democratic nations must be comitted to democratic reform; nations shouldn't fight wars needlessly; ethnic groups shouldn't commit genocide against one another; no forced labor or slavery, etc.
Access said:Also the community has every right to intervene in extreme cases, like where one nation or one group is committing genocide against another -- whether it's "part of their culture" or not. To me, that's just common sense. The stakes are too high for this sort of thing, especially in a modern world with things like nuclear weapons. Two nations deciding to go to nuclear war with one another (ie. pakistan and india) can have far reaching reprecussions for the rest of the world.
These things do happen regularly to women in many arabic gulf countries. As far as divorce, in Oman, and some other nations where sharia is used as the basis for law, a man can divorce his wife by saying "I divorce thee" three times. A woman can't do the same.Sabriel said:I find as long as they aren't killing or forcefully imprisoning/touturing anybody then they have the right to exist as they see fit.