Discussion: Is It Right To Be A Relativist?

After you review this documentary please answer the questions 

Fire Eyes: Female Circumcision, Written by Soraya Mire, Directed by Soraya Mire, Ethnographer Soraya Mire, Narrated by Carol Christiansen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 57 minutes

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, address the following questions:

· What would a subjective moral relativist say about what this doctor is doing? Do you agree with the subjective moral relativist? Why or why not?

· Examine what a cultural moral relativist would say here. Do you agree with the cultural relativist? Why or why not?

· Name and evaluate general criticisms of cultural relativism as being the wrong moral approach.

· Is there an objective moral truth about any of the possible actions by the nurse and/or doctor in this case? Why or why not?

Writing Requirements

· Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)

· Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)

· APA format for in-text citations and list of references

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