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ShadowHuntersrule
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Cooldudebro
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Are girls as strong as boys?

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Cooldudebro
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/23/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ShadowHuntersrule

Pro

I am pro which means that I think that Girls are as strong as boys.
Cooldudebro

Con

Let me start with this:

Since my opponent has yet to define the terms, I will define the terms for her.

Boys - a young man (from birth to eighteen) (4)
Girls- a young woman (from birth to eighteen) (5)

"Strength and muscle characteristics were examined in biceps brachii and vastus lateralis of eight men and eight women. Measurements included motor unit number, size and activation and voluntary strength of the elbow flexors and knee extensors. Fiber areas and type were determined from needle biopsies and muscle areas by computerized tomographical scanning. The women were approximately 52% and 66% as strong as the men in the upper and lower body respectively. The men were also stronger relative to lean body mass. A significant correlation was found between strength and muscle cross-sectional area (CSA; P < or = 0.05). The women had 45, 41, 30 and 25% smaller muscle CSAs for the biceps brachii, total elbow flexors, vastus lateralis and total knee extensors respectively. The men had significantly larger type I fiber areas (4597 vs 3483 microns2) and mean fiber areas (6632 vs 3963 microns2) than the women in biceps brachii and significantly larger type II fiber areas (7700 vs 4040 microns2) and mean fiber areas (7070 vs 4290 microns2) in vastus lateralis. No significant gender difference was found in the strength to CSA ratio for elbow flexion or knee extension, in biceps fiber number (180,620 in men vs 156,872 in women), muscle area to fiber area ratio in the vastus lateralis 451,468 vs 465,007) or any motor unit characteristics. Data suggest that the greater strength of the men was due primarily to larger fibers. The greater gender difference in upper body strength can probably be attributed to the fact that women tend to have a lower proportion of their lean tissue distributed in the upper body."
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"Men are 50 percent stronger than women in brute strength.
Female lung capacity is about 30 percent less than in males."
(2)

This shows there are physical differences between men and women. Men are, on average, stronger than women.

"Females appear to sustain concussions at higher rates than men, with women playing basketball, lacrosse, and soccer at highest risk. They often have more severe signs and symptoms, and recover less quickly than men.
Women also experience shoulder injuries more often than men. Compared with men, they have less upper body strength, weaker rotator cuff and periscapular muscles, and looser supporting tissues. This creates shoulder instability. Sports that use the shoulder muscles extensively (eg, swimming, softball, volleyball) increase the risk of rotator cuff injury, tightness, and pain. Shoulder injuries are more likely to recur than other injuries"
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Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by SirMaximus 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited 3 rounds, but Con forfeited no rounds. Therefore, Con wins for conduct.
Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con do to Pro's 3 rounds of forfeitures. Pro entered the debate by stating that simply by the fact that he's Pro, this is what he believes. Con, however, disagreed and gave multiple reasons as to why he disagreed with the topic. Con showed that statistically that boys are stronger than girls genetically. Pro really doesn't have an actual argument in this debate and he has the BOP to uphold. Pro is unable to come back with a response and forfeits the debate, so Con's arguments hold. Con's sources helped him in making several great arguments.
Vote Placed by famousdebater 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: The burden of proof was shared due to the fact that the resolution was worded as a question meaning that it wasn't weighed more heavily in either sides favor. Pro offered no arguments to support their position meaning that their burden couldn't be fulfilled. Con offered arguments in support of their position meaning that their burden could be fulfilled. Since Pro forfeited all rounds (except for the first round since that's impossible), this means that they could offer no rebuttal or counter arguments to combat Con's. As a result Con's burden is fulfilled and Pro's is not. Arguments goes to Con. Con also receives conduct due to the multiple forfeitures.
Vote Placed by tejretics 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con because of Pro's multiple forfeits. Arguments to Con because Pro merely restated the resolution and asserted that girls are as strong as boys; on the other hand, Con effectively argued from biology that boys are stronger than girls, especially with regards to muscular strength and respiration. Sources tied because Pro didn't use sources, so there is no question of any source being "more reliable." S/G tied because there were no significant differences in the spelling and grammar of either side to warrant this point allocation. As such, arguments and conduct to Con.