quote:Originally posted by IMMORTAL LOGIC:
I already told you, if having the last word makes you feel like a bigshot them just say so.
If I were interested in having "the last word," I would not have waited I think it was four or five days before I responded to your last post. So busy discussing matters in the Sista's Spot, I forgot that I was even participating in a discussion over here. On the subject of "articles," anyone that has a credible education knows that simply providing people with articles to read is not sufficient evidence to prove that what you believe is true. Articles are written by people with biases and personal perspectives. And often times, people will selectively choose to rely on the testimony of those who have the same ideals and values that they have and filter out and/or ignore the perspectives of those whose values and perspectives are unfamilar. This is why you are experiencing trouble acknowledging your egocentric attitude with respect to African traditions. Someone you trust has shared an opinion with you that is indifferent to this aspect of African tradition, you have adopted and accepted their opinion into your "schema" of knowledge, and your acceptance is preventing you from thinking differently. Yet as an American who has no relationship to African customs, it honestly does not matter whether or not you approve of female circumcision. It is apart of African tradition so you need to respect that, period. Just as those who live outside of America are expected to respect American women who pierce, enlarge, and tatoo their clitoris for "fun."