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dwest23
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Logical-Master
Con (against)
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56 Points

A movie should only be rated R only if there is nudity, extreme profanity and extreme violence

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/25/2009 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,006 times Debate No: 7108
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dwest23

Pro

I will give this round to the con to make this a debate fair time to research
Logical-Master

Con

Greetings. I would like to thank my opponent for starting the debate and thank the users for reading. I shall make this debate as simple as possible (due to being in a hurry) by negating the resolution in two ways:

1) NUDITY OUGHT NOT TO BE A CONSIDERATION WHEN RATING A FILM

Ladies and gentleman, our ways of life are in need of some serious change. Exactly what is the problem with nudity? What problem is there with features we all have? What is the point to hiding these features when it comes to the silver screen? Why should we be ashamed of our bodies? We seem perfectly fine with allowing mere students to explore the human body at their own whim in health and science classes, via textbook pictures. Other countries seem fine with allowing mere nudity on screen even in innocent children's cartoons. Clearly, our culture needs to progress and stop considering nudity as a factor in the film rating system. Otherwise, I challenge my opponent to point out the problems with mere nudity being presented on screen. Though be warned: If he presents any problems which have been instigated due to our mere repression of onscreen, he shall only be fueling my argument.

2) EXTREME VIOLENCE ALONE OUGHT TO BE ENOUGH TO GIVE A FILM AN R RATING

On the other, extreme violence is a different matter. When I think of extreme violence, I think of small children being skewered/mutilated graphically, human beings slowly having their skin ripped off their body and all other gruesome acts that may leave an impressionable image on a weaker mind (which, typically, is the mind of a non adult); acts that a younger mind may not be prepared to handle. Additional support for my claims can be found here: http://psychcentral.com...

Thus, for a brief overview of this round, I'm positing that nudity alone no longer be considered a factor based on the fact that it produces real harmful effects (not to mention that we seem to have already given our children access to it (in the form of textbooks) and that extreme violence alone should be enough for a film to earn an R rating based on the fact that it alone can leave impressionable images on those who do not have a developed mind. I now await PRO's case and shall expound of any of the claims I've made if necessary.
Debate Round No. 1
dwest23

Pro

dwest23 forfeited this round.
Logical-Master

Con

Forfeit . . . ergo drops . . . ergo extend.
Debate Round No. 2
dwest23

Pro

dwest23 forfeited this round.
Logical-Master

Con

Forfeits are not fun. :(
Debate Round No. 3
dwest23

Pro

dwest23 forfeited this round.
Logical-Master

Con

See above.
Debate Round No. 4
dwest23

Pro

dwest23 forfeited this round.
Logical-Master

Con

That was boring. VOTE CON.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by snelld7 8 years ago
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>>>I will give this round to the con to make this a debate fair time to research

lol looks like he'll give all rounds to CON
Posted by snelld7 8 years ago
snelld7
>>>Thats why the US has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any developed country, and that leads to high abortion rates and overpassing the replacement rate for earth, which will force us to overshoot our own carrying capacity, and earth will crash and burn. Goodbye.

(even though I dont believe this statement)
Ok, the US has the highest pregnancy and highest abortion rates.... Prove why that's bad...

What you've stated afterwards isn't valid enough. Seeing as how it is IMPOSSIBLE to exceed carrying capacity (If you think something has... all that means is that the level before wasn't the actual capacity!)
Posted by ToastOfDestiny 8 years ago
ToastOfDestiny
Wait... how is this tied? Votes to Con
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
LOL! Some people just can't stand the idea of me being at the top. I'm going to enjoy public voting. :D
Posted by FeatherintheWind 8 years ago
FeatherintheWind
yeah i agree, but most times when there is nudity there is sexual content, which kids should probably not be exposed to. Our culture already revolves around sex too much. Thats why the US has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any developed country, and that leads to high abortion rates and overpassing the replacement rate for earth, which will force us to overshoot our own carrying capacity, and earth will crash and burn. Goodbye.
Posted by theitalianstallion 8 years ago
theitalianstallion
Yeah. The whole thing with parents trying to protect their children from 'bad words' is really old. By the time the kids hit middle school, they're going to read stuff that's worse than anything they'll see in a movie on the bathroom wall.
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
Personally, I don't think so. I think our culture needs to shift base the "uh-oh"'ness of "naughty" words.
Posted by theitalianstallion 8 years ago
theitalianstallion
What about proganity, LM? Should that be considered?

Completely agree with the points you make though.
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