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Is Girl Power a Good message to spread?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/10/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AveyC

Pro

Yes, I believe it is a good message to spread because the way women were treated in the early ages was unforgettable and we need to make up for that. Although some people may think it is sexist I do not. There can be man power if you want. WOMEN ARE STRONG.
snizzlesam

Con

Hello.
First off "Girl Power" sends the wrong message. You are dividing children, at a very young age, by their gender. It might start a sort of "ultra nationalism" but with genders where girls think they are smarter and overall better than boys because, well, a TV show told them so. This is sexism and ultra ironic, you try preaching anti-sexism when it causes sexism. This mode of which girls think they are better can cause serious psychological issues in their lives. They might begin thinking that just because they are white, they are better than anyone else. They will discriminate guys all around, and think the root of all evil is not money but males. They might not affiliate themselves with guys early on thus making further encounters more awkward.
Debate Round No. 1
AveyC

Pro

Girl Power to me does not mean sexism or that girls are better then boys. Girls were pushed down and did not have the same rights as men, this effected their self-esteem. Girls needed that boost to be assured that they were boys equals and now we have that assurance. This has nothing to do with the race of girls but that well-needed equal boost that we got.
snizzlesam

Con

You say that girls were pushed down. That would be true, if this wasn't the 21st century. You acting as if an 10 year old girl has goon through deep seated sexism that was present in the past. Society has changed from it's past sexist ways. Instead of trying to divide children by their gender early on, why don't we preach equality and co-operation? This would show kids that male and female are one in the same and should be treated equally. It also aids co-operation between the sexes and will diminish sexism. This will also translate nicely in other aspects of their lives. They will realize that everyone is equal and will translate the theme of co-operation between sexes to things like nationality, race, religion permitting a more peaceful and aiding society. But using your division method, it would promote an unhealthy competition between the sexes (and other aspects later on) and diminish co-operation and equality.
Debate Round No. 2
AveyC

Pro

Stories, Novels, and Newspaper clippings can still show modern day girl the grief girls were put through in the early days. Males and Females are now equal... because girls have learned about the true meaning of girl power. Without girl power many girls self-esteem would be low, feelings would be forgotten and no girl power would mean no equal jobs for men and women.
snizzlesam

Con

You just said that Males and Females are now equal, then why do we need this now? Sure, we might of needed girl power back then but now, we are equal just as you said. If we continue pushing this girl power then of course we will reach a point of non equilibrium were girls while become self-entitled brats and think they are better than men. Also, I don't know why you are pushing just girl power, when around the board, teenagers have depression, low self-esteem and even commit suicide (both of the genders). Instead of girl power, I purpose Teen Power, to show teens that good looks aren't everything. This hits 2 birds with 1 stone, you help male and female teens and improve the co-operation between them and understanding of the difference sex.
Thank you pro for starting this debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by F-16_Fighting_Falcon 2 years ago
F-16_Fighting_Falcon
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3 points to Pro (Arguments). Reasons for voting decision: Women are still treated unfairly in today's society in forms of third-world oppression and pay rates, so having Con say women are not still unjustly treated now would be false to me. Con did make many convincing arguments n that children should be taught equality at a young age and I agree. But, the idea of "Girl Power" is not to think of girl as higher but to lift them up to be equal to men as men get much more privilege compared to women even now. Girl Power is a good message because it helps the girls who get bullied or told they can't be what they want to be or get a lower paycheck for the same job or are oppressed physically or mentally.

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Posted by ailishm99 2 years ago
ailishm99
Many girls are being taught the wrong message at a very young age. They are being taught that they have to wear makeup, be skinny, not play sports. Girl power is a great massage to send because it teaches people that girls can do what boys can do.
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