The President Obama Speech

In his speech, President Obama does not use the word “relativism”, yet he challenges this ethical theory in his argument that girls and women should be treated equally to men. Explain how his speech challenges relativism. Try to be specific in things he says in his speech. (Interestingly, Obama also appeals to Utilitarian theory, especially at the end of his speech. He claims educating girls will lead to a good consequence—girls who grow up to be mothers who can then educate their children. You can also discuss how Obama appeals to Utilitarianism to provide justification that women and girls should be equal to men.)


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