Gender.doc - Running Heading GENDER 1 Gender Name Institution GENDER 1 2 Understanding of honor killing deeply embedded in the theory of cultural

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GENDER 2 1. Understanding of honor killing deeply embedded in the theory of cultural relativism. Cultural relativism suggests that cultural norms and ideas regarding pro-social and anti-social acts vary from culture to culture. Therefore, certain activities in certain cultures may be considered as correct, while the same acts may be considered as deviant by other cultures ( Cohan, 2010). Furthermore, people are a product of their culture and the deeply ingrained cultural practices direct human behavior. For example, honor killing in Arab regions where patriarchy prevails is a pro-social behavior as the male gender of the society is expected to protect the female gender. They perceive it is their duty to decide what is right and wrong for the female members and when female members deviate from the male’s understanding of right, then the men consider it their duty to correct the female ( Cohan, 2010). Therefore, they involve in
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