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Is #freethenipple ridiculous and over-the-top?

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Started: 4/19/2016 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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shekinahlouis

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I strongly agree that the #freethenipple movement is ridiculous and over-the-top. Why? Because that's not what gender equality is about. Gender equality is about men and women being treated equally--not about whether women should expose just as much as man. If you look closely at the human body, you may notice a few, should i say--OBVIOUS differences amongst both. Although a women's breasts are not used for sex, the very sight of them attracts men. Most men instinctively look for women who have big breasts. There is nothing wrong with that. However, the #freethenipple movement speaks as if the women's breasts are of the same size and value as a man's. Although I am all for gender equality, much more than I am for feminism, I must say that women's breasts should be treated with more value and respect than a man's. Why? Well the answer is simple: women actually use their breasts. Men's nipples are of worth equal to that of an appendix. Women use their breasts to feed their newborns and it is an important part of their figure.
Might I also add, however possible it is for men to walk around freely with nothing covering their breasts-- it is absolutely impossible (as it is painful) for women to walk around without any support for their breasts. Women with big breasts or even medium-sized ones, find it difficult to jog or even walk without a bra.
Although I do agree that in many areas of life, yes, men and women should in fact be treated equally--the #freethenipple movement is an example of gender equality pushing it a bit too far. Women's breasts are to be respected, well-cared for, and treated with more significance than a man's. Women's breasts should not be used as a push for that extra bit of equality. There are women and children being abused and there are men looked down upon if they stay at home instead of work. There are much bigger inequalities in our society to focus on. Thank you.
CLanne

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The fact of the matter is that breasts are not sexual organs, and shouldn't be treated as such. Gender equality as a movement is about the small victories just as much as the large ones, and though wage gaps and and the assumption that men can't be stay at home parents are large issues, we can't stop fighting for every single thing. Women's breasts may attract men, but that isn't their purpose, nor the fault of the women who have breasts. That is entirely the doing of men and our society as a whole for fetishizing a normal part of a human body. There are people with foot fetishes, belly fetishes, and any number of other body parts that are sexualized without being used for sex. Breasts are the same. Though they serve an alternate purpose as well, they won't be damaged by being exposed, as shown by all of history before bras became a social necessity. You also seem to ignore the fact that the #freethenipple movement means that women will have the choice to wear what they want, and won't be forced to do away with their shirts. If they experience pain trying to jog or walk, then they always have the option to put on a bra. Men and women should both be allowed to show their nipples within appropriate situations, such as while at the beach or at home. Men aren't allowed into many restaurants and places of business without shirts, and women should be treated the same. Though there are biological differences between men and women, there's nothing significant enough to prevent women from having the choice to dress the same way as men.
Debate Round No. 1
shekinahlouis

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Thank you for accepting my debate.
I agree that women's breasts should not be sexualized, and agree that society nowadays as we know it is so centered around the size of women's breasts. For example, people are allowed to vote on who looks best in a swimsuit in beauty pageants. My point is that society needs to show young children nowadays, as Chloe Moretz says, "That there is more to life than our breasts". There are bigger life crisis' in this world that needs to be taken care of. Besides, shaming women's clothing is not so much of a popular opinion now. All the girl needs to do is just post a picture about a letter from the headmaster regarding her clothing, and an entire group of activists will start sending death threats to the principle. Media sites will post articles about it. Popular companies will offer that girl a scholarship to a school with a non-discriminative enviroment. See? The world, well, much of it--already respects women and their clothing choices. Even if one or two people disrespect a lady for being a lady, there will be a whole parade willing to stand up for her rights. The #freethenipple movement is unnecessary because there are already multitudes of people who believe that women's breasts shouldn't be sexualised, and these multitudes were already here for a long time now.We are not living in the times where women are heavily discriminated for their clothing--with no one to support them. Yes, although discrimination of women's clothing are still present, there are already many people against it. The #freethenipple movement was unnecessary to start because the whole world is already slowly beginning to accept women's rights and gender equality. There are much more important matters to be campaigning for and yes, although we shouldn't dismiss the small ones, we, the youth of this world, should prioritize the bigger problems first. The voice of the young are the most heard, and we should learn to put first the big problems affecting our society.
CLanne

Con

CLanne forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
shekinahlouis

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CLanne

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