Dec 10 2009

Where’s the Outcry Over Human Rights?

A 16-cannon broadside against those who would use cultural relativism to undermine support for international efforts to defend human rights, in the Mark.

In matters of social justice – climate change, health-care reform, child protection – we usually, rightfully, start by accusing our governments of a lack of will, of inaction, of breaking promises. We can also place blame on the media, on the stories and causes it values and doesn’t value. But in this case, in the case of the systemic oppression of women in other countries and cultures, we, the public, have only ourselves to blame.

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