And why shouldn't I be allowed to criticise other cultures? We're all human.
I can and I will say what is right and wrong, I will not accept a call to tradition as a warranted reason for something to exist. If a female is married off at 6 then I will object. Do you know why? Becuase medically it can be shown that its damaging to a person that isn't fully developed. Logic, reason and EVIDENCE.
Why would the proponents of certain cultural practices need to hide behind cultural relatavism? Thats an attempt to shut down an argument for no good reason. Why be so insecure? If they think what they do is right, then they can argue it with me and if they can show me that, then fine. I will no longer resist something.
Crimes such as rape or marriage of an underage girl is wrong. I agree that it is not right and should be seen as a crime in that culture.
You can criticize a culture all you want. You are a free individual who has the right to do so. But where are you basing your judgments and perception of right and wrong from? From your culture. And does your culture defeat the culture of other humans who live farther away from you and don't misbehave in such activities?
I agree with you that atrocities that involve sexual acts with a child is wrong and shouldn't be allowed within a culture. But If I were take my views of right and wrong and criticize some other culture that do not have such acts, wouldn't I seem like a jerk then? Am I right on saying whether that a way that a person lives, legally of course, is wrong because I don't like a certain aspect of it?
What is your story friend? I feel as though if you describe the life that you have lived then I will be better able to understand your adamant stance on this matter. Are you trying to stay away from the culture that were born into?