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The traditional custom of female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM) persists primarily in Africa but has occurrences in at least 28 countries (Morris, 1996, pg. 43). FGM is a collective term that describes several different traditional, not religious, rituals. It has been estimated that between 100 million and 140 million infants, toddlers, children and adolescent females have undergone a FGM procedure and that between 4-5 million of these procedures are performed yearly (Althaus, 1997, pg.1).
FGM is most often performed between the ages of 4-10 years and is performed by the village physician (Althaus, 1997, pg. 2). Typically the procedure uses a variety of instruments, such as knives, broken glass, and fruit thorns (Morris, 1996, pg. 45). According to Rita Morris, PhD, the procedures are classified according to the severity of structural disfigurement. Type I, often known as clitorectomy, involves removal of the skin surrounding the clitoris, and may or may not include removal of the clitoris. Type II, or excision, is the removal of the clitoris and part of all of the labia minora. The excisions are sutured with catgut or fruit thorns. Type III, infibulation, is the most severe form of FGM. In infibulation, the entire clitoris and labia minora are removed and the labia majora are sewn together, leaving only a large enough opening in the vagina for urination and menstruation. There are many physical and psychosocial ramifications associated with all types of FGM….
Human beings learn their cultural traditions and values from the inception of their lives. They acquire the cultural traditions and values through myths, legends, and fairy tales. It’s great to know about one’s own culture, but people should also attempt to inform themselves about other cultures for the sake of knowledge or to better understand each other. India is a beautiful country that shares different beliefs from other countries, which are what makes it unique. It has its own values, traditions and these are evident in the epic poems, fairy tales and famous people.
The epic poems contain history and the beliefs that were passed down orally from generation to generation or a written down. The Mahabharata is one of the two most epic poems that embodies the essence of the Indian cultural heritage. The epic poem is an absorbing tale of a feud between two branches of a single Indian ruling family that culminates in a vast, cataclysmic battle. The two branches include the five Pandavas, the sons of the deceased Kind Pandu and the 100 Dhartarashtras, the sons of blind King Dhartarashtra. In a game of dice, the Dhartarashtras win and according the bet, the Pandavas live in wilderness for twelve years. After the Pandavas, fulfill their part of the bargain, the Dhartarashtras resist to restore half of the Kingdom to Pandavas. …
At the beginning we must have an imagination about what is culture. From Latin this word means: cultivation, education, formation, homage, and upbringing. This spread range of meanings, shows us that culture is the one of the most important factors for developing strong and wise social consciousness. Spiritual and material values are integral part of culture. “For where your treasure [value] is, there your heart will be also” – is written in Bible (Mt. 6:21). Human’s motivation often is egoistic profit and gaining of it takes all life. Likewise it is destructive motive that developed by greed. Really creative motive is ministry to people around and work for common peace. Therefore such values must be he part of excellent society. So, every nation disappears or becomes stronger supported with loss or consolidation of definite types of culture and values connected with them.
On the pattern of the essay “Why They Excel” by Fox Butterfield we have admitted this point of view on the example of American and Asian cultures, and their influence on students success. Part of Asian children after they’ve come to America and began studying at the University also began to excel among American students. And author analyzes this phenomena with other scientists. They have proved, that IQ level, of American and Asian children, doesn’t differ. But they have noticed other, not less important, thing about upbringing children by their parents….
What should a person, who is not allowed to leave the house without shawl on a head and long totally black chadra feel? For us such rules are strange and ridiculous but for the eastern women they are a common thing. All my life I’ve been wrestling with any opportunity of the appearing of the fact of sex discrimination and it was a great mystery for me how could they stay so calm and do nothing to stop it. But having read a lot about it I understood that eastern women are as free as Europeans are.
Furious feminists repeat all the time that free woman would never wear chadra, so eastern women are oppressed. Yes, they have some rules concerning their wear while they are outside, but doesn’t this detail make eastern women even more intriguing and mysterious? Besides, at home they may wear whatever they want. Under the chadra eastern girls can wear short top and streamlined jeans.…