re-sex and culture

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Mon Apr 15 07:00:35 MDT 1996

At 2:39 PM 4/14/96, Michael Luftmensch wrote:

>Coming from an anti-traditional milieu and entering a
>traditional culture - going home to someone else's home, in
>another country or another neighbourhood - how  can the
>traditions of oppression be challenged
>without alienating  those who are oppressed?

Good question. And along those lines, how about "traditional" repression of
women, from genital mutilation to the Islamic veil. Is it imperialist
arrogance to view these as horrors?



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