I have been reading regarding the practice of female genital mutilation as a rite of passage in some of the cultures and have several problems:
a) Describe the rationale for this practice?
b) describe why is it that anthropologists don't apply cultural relativism here? Wouldn't it be better if they did?
c) Are there any genital mutilation practices in the U.S.? Is circumcision considered this? describe why are so many boys in the U.S. circumcised instantly after birth?