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Should people who lie about rape be punished with the same punishment actual rapists get?

PatrickAVG
DSky25

Hello! I would like to explain what I mean by my question before I begin. When I talk about "False Rape Accusers" I mean people who claim someone raped them when in fact, they did not. These people exist and there is a startling number of them. This debate is about whether or not these people should be given a punishment equal to the punishment that their victims would have received had it not been learned that the Accuser was lying. Anyway, ON WITH THE DEBATE! :D ___________________________...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

All forms of drugs should be legalized

tbhidc
Comrade_Silly_Otter

First round for acceptance. Burden of proof is shared....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Aristocracy

WilliamsP
jamccartney

I challenge jamccartney to debate the issue of Aristocracy. Just for clarification, I am most certainly not an Aristocrat, but I do have good reasons to support Aristocracy, primarily the specific forms Meritocracy and Geniocracy. I will be on the Pro side of this debate. Round One: Acc...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

GMOs are the next step in helping to solve world hunger.

Vinny12345
fatman647

GMOs are definitely an undeniable way to feed the millions of starving people. The fear mongering done by many people is wrong, unnecessary, and holding back more privileged societies from allowing less fortunate ones to reap the benefits of access to cheap, easy-to-grow foods....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Gay Marriage should be legal in all States.

nDevelop
ChadIrvin

Marriage is a right to everyone, not to just those who are straight. If we start saying Gays can't be married then what is going to stop us from saying that about Blacks or Immigrants? There is absolutely no reason that gay marriage shouldn't be allowed. Your religion should not have a say in whether or not a man can marry another man, what gives you the power to say that two people perfectly in love can't get married? Would you like to be discriminated against for something you can't control? I...

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6 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Modern-Day Feminism could very well be a lost cause. (No order of argument/ freestyle debate)

Grayneer
kbub

I'm just sick of it. I've been researching feminism for a solid year now and have come upon both pros and cons of the subject. In pure honesty I think that there are portions of Feminist Theory that we could implement into modern society. Feminism is not all that bad. However, the problem with Feminism and especially Modern-Day Feminism, is that feminists cannot expect to change these highly socialized, and maybe even sexist values anytime soon. A large amount of Americans don't even know that M...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Is disciplining a child abuse?

Abdab
Ozzyhead

Disciplining (i.e spanking, yelling, time out etc) your child is not abuse. Before you accept, realise I don't mean beating your child or verbally/physically abusing them. First round is for acceptance....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Does the Illuminati exist

tsauqunited
Ozzyhead

I will be debating that the illuminati exists. Good luck to my opponent....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Corporal punishment on children by thier parents.

Skynet
WheezySquash8

WheezySquash8 voted in my poll that I should debate this topic. The poll's not over yet, so jump in if you want. There won't necessarily be 1 winner. http://www.debate.org/polls/what-topic-should-i-debate-next/?vid=44B02E5A-3693-4F0E-B457-21ABF8319507 I am taking the position that corporal punishment is an effective and non-detrimental way of disciplining children, by their parents, as long as the reason for discipline is correct, punishment is proportionate, and no permanent physical harm...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Gay Marriage

TheGoodChristian
Motormouth

Hello! There will be three rounds. First round will be acceptance. Second and third round will be whatever is on your mind. This is my first time debating and I'm in middle school, so please excuse my grammar mistakes and misunderstanding. May the best debater win! Good Luck! Rules: (1) No vulgar language intended (2) Do not forfeit early into the round. (3) Know what you're talking about. (4) Any prejudice, sexist, or racist comments is absolutely forbidden. (5) Have fun!...

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago