Maryam Namazie on the Absurdity of Cultural Relativism

Do Belief and Culture Deserve Respect?

Cultural relativists say that we must respect people's culture and religion, however despicable. This is absurd and calls for the respect of savagery. Yes, human beings are worthy of respect but not all beliefs must be respected. If culture allows a woman to be mutilated and killed to save the family “honor,” it cannot be excused.

- Maryam Namazie

Quote Source: Maryam Namazie

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