Indian practice - In all societies the difference between...

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In all societies the difference between right and wrong is instilled in children from an early age. This difference is often considered black and white. Ask any kindergarten age child in the United States to tell you some things that he knows are wrong, and he will undoubtedly tell you lying is wrong, killing is wrong, stealing is wrong. As children grow older, lines are blurred. Grey is added to the concrete black and white. Suddenly, right and wrong may depend on the situation, except in the most severe cases such as murder or rape. As they go through school, children learn about different cultural practices in other societies. Some practices are hard to accept. Cultures vary so greatly, the definitions of right and wrong can actually be put into question. This can be hard to cope with for some – that right and wrong is not as simple as they once thought. In The Mutilated Half, young girls in India are subject to a cultural practice in which the clitoris is cut off completely in order for the girl to remain pure, a practice
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