"What about Female Genital Mutilation: And Why Understanding Culture Matters in the First Place”

This articlelooks at customs, rituals, myths, and taboos that have perpetuated the practice of FGM. It also harps on the disastrous health effects of FGM, combined with the social injustices that it perpetuates, and the contributing barrier to overall African development.

Shweder, A. Richard
Source publication: 
Daedalus, vol. 129, no. 4 (Fall 2004): 209-232