Tag Archives: cultural relativism

Spare the rod, spoil the child?

It is not long ago since our society believed that hitting a child to discipline her was necessary. When I was in very early primary school we still worried about “getting the strap”, although I think corporal punishment had been outlawed by then, but there was still a collective consciousness of “the strap” and what […]

The more the merrier?

Keysar Trad has written an article in The Age today calling for Australians to reconsider their attitudes to polygyny (where a man has multiple wives). He says: Who someone marries first is an accident of history. If a man who has an affair had met his mistress before his wife, he may have married her. […]