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Abortion should be illegal

OtakuJordan
whiteflame

Thank you in advance for accepting, Con.As Pro, I shall be arguing that abortion should be illegal with no exceptions. Abortion shall be defined in this debate as "a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus."[1]The first round will be for acceptance. Trolling and insults will result in a full seven-point loss.Sources1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion

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42 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

On balance, Western Society is not patriarchal

Philocat
beforeifall

Seeing a lot of discussion regarding a 'patriarchy' on DDO, I figured it would be interesting to actually debate it. I will be arguing that, on balance, western society is not patriarchal. Con will be arguing that western society is patriarchal. BoP is on Con. Definitions For the purposes of the debate, I will consider 'western society' to be the societies within Canada, Western Europe and the USA. Patriarchal: 'relating to or denoting a system of society or government cont...

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5 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Caucasians are inherently more intelligent than African Americans

000ike
jimtimmy

In accepting the debate, Pro agrees to the following parameters and definitions.Inherently: Occurring from birth; within the very genetics of the group.Round 1: Introduction of the Affirmative Case (by Pro) Round 2: Rebuttals and argumentsRound 3: Rebuttals and argumentsRound 4: Rebuttals and conclusion (no new arguments on either side)No semantics. M...

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272 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

White Privilege Exists

Mister_Man
Awesome_Sponge_Turtle

Hi everybody, your friendly neighbourhood Mister_Man here. BrianTheLiberal and I have been having some friendly "good" back-and-fourths in comments and polls about white privilege, so I'd appreciate it if he would accept this. However if anyone else chooses to show how white privilege actually exists, I'd love to talk! White privilege is the idea that white people have it easier than every other race (mostly in America, but let's use Canada too) simp...

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Is it okay to censor nudity and swear words but not extreme violence?

Fuzzed
xitost

On mass media, theres this strange phenomenon. You can watch Family Guy where a baby tortures a dog. You can watch South Park where a child gets another child to eat his parents. You can watch the serial killer Dexter kill people and carve their bodies up. It is absolutely acceptable to show violence so severe it would make many of us sick to see in real life, but censor's feel that the F word that we all hear daily, or a womans nipple (which most of society would have seen by age 16) i...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Police in Baltimore should not wear riot gear.

Wylted
Arter

The rounds are 3 hours long and have a 2,000 character limit. So before accepting, keep that in mind. I'm willing to negotiate down to 60 minutes if the timing of acceptance is right. Full Resolution: The police in Baltimore should not wear riot gear, unless there is a high likelihood of a riot actually breaking out in the particular area they occupy. We will not be defining high likelihood at all. Just use common sense to determine what that means. So no semantics and let's just debate wh...

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13 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Giving Children Phones

getrekt20
ImaRealMeanie

Hi! This is my first debate on this website so please be patient.Children do not need phones.Anyone is free to accept my challlenge. We will begin debating in the second round. Introduce yourself to me in your first argument. ...

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1 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

should troops be deployed in isis

foxwell64
soccer10921

Troops should be deployed to stop th rising threat of isis...

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6 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Women have less rights than men in the US.

equalityiskey
theisticscuffles

First of all I just joined this site, so don't expect too much from me in terms of knowing how to navigate around the site and do everything, but on to the debate! I believe strongly in the fact that men and women have equal rights (In the United States, don't bring other countries' rights and laws into this). I will name some points and facts that I AGREE WITH and have researched below. Agree or disagree with each point and state why you do, and if you think of more points then go ahead and bri...

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Should the death penalty be illegal?

EliasL
savannah1006

I believe that the death penalty should be illegal in ALL states (and the world for that matter) due to the fact that there is no crime that should be punishable by death. For example, if there is a murder (i.e. Jodi Arias), and the defendant is found guilty, the government has no right to kill him/her due to the fact that this too is murder....

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Updated 8 Months Ago