From Dissenting Opinion on Facebook

I believe it’s a duty of every thinking person to critically examine his or her own culture, and to reject those aspects of it that insult the soul. This does not mean: reject everything in your culture. Cultures have many good things. If it’s part of your culture to cook delicious meals, don’t trade it for mac and cheese. If it’s part of your culture to wear colorful clothes, don’t trade them for jeans and shapeless t-shirt. But, if it’s the part of your culture to cut a part of your baby boy’s penis, or to control whom your daughter will marry (by force, if necessary), or to force your children to eat everything on the plate (which, sadly is part of many cultures – Russian included) – rethink it. Don’t ever do anything just because “that’s how my people did it for many generations”. That’s not good enough reason to do things.

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