It has been said that the best index of the hereafter is the past. if that holds true so “sick societies” should be required reading in public schools state broad! Many of the patterns mentioned in the reading were familiar to me yet I am cognizant that they are non to most. I was surprised to larn some of the elaboratenesss of some of the patterns every bit good as some of the seeming disagreements within the civilizations that pattern them. Why. for illustration. make the adult females and seniors in the African states accept the whipping of married womans to certain extents? Why. if adult females are so beneath the work forces in those societies is it at all Oklahoma for them to do such public and in writing shows when the proverbial lines have been crossed? What I believe the reply to that is that they as a society are merely rougher and more violent in general but that’s merely my sentiment.
Besides casting visible radiation on the patterns in general and offering them as suggestion of the differences in cultural norms. I think the writer was conveying to the head the statistics that most people. including those with whom were familiar to some of the patterns. such as the late day of the month in which many of them were ( and still are ) practiced. I besides think that the writer succeeds in his objectiveness by simply associating the imposts and sharing the feelings of others who may hold witnessed the Acts of the Apostless. Nowhere in the reading does the writer attempt to talk against or mass meeting to alter the imposts. they are merely presented in a factual mode.
Even though western society as a whole likes to believe that those imposts are nil but a bad memory from the yesteryear. I think that it is really relevant in today’s society to read pieces like “sick society. ” Of harsh reading to portion the narratives with future coevalss so as to avoid history reiterating and to broaden apprehension of the dangers of such patterns but besides understand why those patterns existed in the first topographic point! Does a modern. American. adolescent miss see the galvanizing similarity between the analogy the writer makes between pes binding.
female Circumcision and chest implants? Doubtful! As a adult female of 35 who still battles those interior devils at an age when she should ( and steadfastly expected to ) cognize better. and as the female parent of a beautiful 14 twelvemonth old girl who is everything I of all time wanted to be and more yet merely sees her ain defects and failings ; yes. the reading is really relevant to me. I wish that readings and treatments of the sociological position every bit good as the sociological imaginativeness theories were started in in-between school if non Oklahoman!