Shweder - different notions of beauty
- Kono men and women find circumcised genitals cleaner/more beautiful
- Western - emphasises patriarchal oppression
- BUT similar beauty practises also seen in the West!
- eg breast augmentation
- braces - parents forcing children to undergo pain yet considered a healthy practice
- done for asethetics/childs benefit
patriarchal dominace - most societies practise both female and male or just male - by practising on both closes gender distinction