Human Rights Discussion

In a post of at least 250 words, describe the differences between human rights, human values, and human dignity. Fluehr-Lobban shares that for decades she found herself accepting FGM from cultural relativist position, while at the same time criticizing Western practices that were harmful to women and children, such as breast implants or instances of domestic violence.

1. Have you ever noticed yourself applying a double standard to critique some practices that are considered harmful and defend others?

2. Are there circumstances where such as standard seems appropriate?

3. What are some contemporary human rights issues and debates where anthropological knowledge of cultural specificity might be useful