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Amazons of Themyscira may have engaged in homosexual activities.

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Started: 1/16/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,200 times Debate No: 1845
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solo

Pro

On an island of only women (for centuries), it's hard to fathom that none of these immortal women engaged in lesbian romances.
Logical-Master

Con

Greetings. I would first like to thank my opponent for starting this debate and extending the challenge to all debators. With formalities out of the way, let us proceed.

Ladies and gentleman, notice that the resolution states "Amazons of Themyscira may have engaged in homosexual activities." In other words, my opponent advocates uncertainty as "may" is defined as the following (according to American Heritage Dictionary):

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American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This may 1 (mā) Pronunciation Key
aux.v. Past tense might (mīt)

-Used to indicate a certain measure of likelihood or possibility: It may rain this afternoon.

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Notice the emphasis on "may" being presented as a possibility in the example "It may rain this afternoon." If one were to prove that "it WILL rain this afternoon", one would have disproved the idea in the above assertion that there's merely a chance of it raining.

With that said, I assume you all see where I'm going with this. My opponent advocates that it's merely a possibility that the amazons of themyscira engaged in homosexual activities, but I will prove beyond the notion of a doubt that they did.

Now in case some of you aren't familiar with the subject, my opponent and I are discussing the amazons of themyscira. In other words, we are talking about the Amazons from the fictional series many of you know as Wonder Woman.

Here is a line taken from DC comics database: "They live in a world where homosexuality is completely accepted -- while some Amazons are chaste, others have loving consorts." http://en.dcdatabaseproject.com...

Further confirmation? Sure thing. In the Paradise lost story arc, Phil Jimenez confirms that the amazons resorted to one of the following (as suggested by Wonder Women herself):

1) Some embark on homosexual relationships.

2) Some of them turn to masturbation.

3) Some of them abstain altogether.

The Paradise Lost arc is broken down into Wonder Woman (vol. 2) issues 164-170.

Thus, homosexual activities on the island of Themyscira cannot be regarded to as a possibility. Rather, it is comic book fact. Thus, I urge that you vote in favor of the con.
Debate Round No. 1
solo

Pro

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We are in agreement of my suspicions. Some Amazons, but not all, did engage in homosexual activities.

<http://en.dcdatabaseproject.com...;

Thanks for the link. I didn't know DC created it, so many thanks!

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1) Some embark on homosexual relationships.

2) Some of them turn to masturbation.

3) Some of them abstain altogether.>>

I believe that these points completely support my claim: "Amazons of Themyscira may have engaged in homosexual activities." Not all of the Amazons, as I did not claim "The Amazons of Themyscira may have engaged in homosexual activities." I simply indicated that some may have done so.

Thanks for the debate, L-M. As always, it's been a pleasure.
Logical-Master

Con

My opponent states that we are in agreement, but I would like to reiterate that this is not so. To affirm his resolution, he must advocate possibility (as in there is some evidence, but it's not conclusive). I am advocating fact (as in there's conclusive evidence). Thus, my points don't support his case.

As for the matter of "some" and "all", I was not arguing from the latter position in the previous round and thus have no problem with my opponent insinuating that some of the Amazons may have engaged in homosexuals. Rather, I'm arguing against the term "may" as the comics confirm that Amazons of Themyscira DID engage in homosexual activities. Since "may" and "did" are conflicting terms, my case does not support my opponent's. Thus, I urge you voters to vote for my case rather than my opponent's case.

With that said, I thank my opponent for arguing and I thank you voters for reading.

Good night! :D
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by beem0r 9 years ago
beem0r
Interesting way to debate. You got my vote.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Nice, two of my favorite debaters. This will be fun.
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
Heh. I've never tried the above "means of persuasion" on the Internet and am not sure how it will go with the voters. Either I've thoroughly won or I've dug my own grave. I suppose I'll comment more when this debate is over.
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
No worries. (must be 25 in length)
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
I've nearly got my response typed out, but I need to get some assignments out of the way. It should be up within a few hours though.
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
HA! I was hoping you'd take this one up! I look forward to it.
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