Cultural Relativism Versus Sexual Rights as a Coherent Set of Human Rights
10 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2011 Last revised: 2 Feb 2011
Date Written: May 24, 2010
Proponents in favour of sexual rights as a coherent set of human rights argue sexuality is a fundamental component of one’s self and are therefore universal. Opponents of such views suggest sexual rights are not in fact universal mainly due to cultural relativism, which includes, but are by no means limited to religion, cultural beliefs, social systems, and politics must be taken into account when discussing ‘universal sexual rights’. This paper aims to address and attempt to answer one question: Do various ideological differences undermine sexual rights as a coherent set of claims within human rights?
Keywords: Cultural Relativism, Sexual Rights, Human Rights
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