Our Editor’s Pick for June 2016 is Brian Earp’s groundbreaking article, “Between Moral Relativism and Moral Hypocrisy: Reframing the Debate on ‘FGM.’” Earp tackles the ethics of female genital cutting or “mutilation” (an ethically loaded term). This is a difficult topic that brings on board gender inequity, the integrity of the body, the value of cultural traditions, sexuality, colonialism, ethnocentrism, and other fraught axes of reflection.
This issue of KIEJ also features three commentaries on Earp’s article by Richard Schweder, Jamie Nelson, and Robert Darby that you may read here.
Source: Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal.
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