- Standards of Beauty: Radio Q&A: 29 Jul 2012, Question 3
Question: Isn't beauty in the eye of the beholder? In your November 13th, 2011 webcast discussion of aesthetic body modification, you rejected the idea that beauty is just a matter of personal taste or cultural norms. What's your view – and why?
- Aesthetic Body Modifications: Webcast Q&A: 13 Nov 2011, Question 2
Question: What kinds of aesthetic body modifications are moral or immoral? What differentiates piercing your ears from circumcision? Is tattooing moral? Does the amount of tattoos matter? What about stretching, piercing kids' ears, scarring, dying hair, plastic surgery, and so on? Where do you draw the line – and why?
- Cultural Pride: Webcast Q&A: 30 Jan 2011, Question 6
Question: Is it wrong to be proud of or obtain your pride from your culture, family and ancestors? Is it correct to have pride in one's culture, family and ancestors? For example in Samoan society a Pe'a is a traditional male Samoan tattoo. According to my friend the pe'a tells him that the wearer has pride in their culture, their family and their ancestors. It is not just a physical marking but an indicator of his/her soul according to him.
- Tattoos and Piercings: Webcast Q&A: 16 Jan 2011, Question 5
Question: Are tattoos or piercings – all of them, or just some kinds – irrational and/or self-destructive? If so, why?