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Halenow
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donald.keller
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Is mayonnaise a gender?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/7/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Halenow

Pro

So I will be defending mayo as a gender? Okay. Mayonnaise is a gender. Why? Because there is no proof that it is not. According to the Solipsism theory (that most Psychologist will agree with) "there is nothing that we can prove besides our own conciseness". If that is the case, and you can't prove it is not, then external stimuli aren't valid as a scale to judge things by. Meaning that ideas (including gender) aren't anything further than my imagination. If I can imagine mayonnaise as a gender, there is nothing to prove me wrong.
donald.keller

Con

Argument I: Argument from Ignorance

Pro's whole case is Argument from Ignorance... It can't be disproven, therefore it must be true. In reality, Pro has BOP here, not me. It is pro that must prove mayonnaise is a gender. Not I who must prove otherwise. If Pro can't prove Mayonnaise is a gender, Pro can't affirm the resolution.

Argument II: Gender Vs. Object

The issue with claiming Mayonnaise is a gender, is that mayonnaise isn't a concept. It's a tangible object. Gender is, if we go by Pro's definition (based on context), a social construct based on our Sex. This means Gender is restricted to what Sex's are available. Here is a definition + example created by The World Health Organization: (1)

"Sex" refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.

"Gender" refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.

To put it another way:

"Male" and "female" are sex categories, while "masculine" and "feminine" are gender categories.

While I myself take a conservative view of Gender, this debate is in regards to Gender from a liberal perspective. Gender is limited to the available sex's because it it is merely a social view of gender. Mayonnaise is not a social view, a role, behaviour, activity, or attribute... It's a lesser grade version of Miracle Whip.

Let's view this in a bit of logic...

Gender = Social Concept.
Mayonnaise = Consumer Grocery.
Mayonnaise =/= Gender.

Conclusion: Pro has not met his BOP... Mayonnaise does not meet the definition of Gender.
Debate Round No. 1
Halenow

Pro

Halenow forfeited this round.
donald.keller

Con

Vote Miracle Whip.
Debate Round No. 2
Halenow

Pro

Halenow forfeited this round.
donald.keller

Con

Have at it.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by donald.keller 1 year ago
donald.keller
Yes. Mayonnaise isn't, but horseradish is :D
Posted by CooCooClockofDoom 1 year ago
CooCooClockofDoom
Is horseradish a gender?
Posted by donald.keller 1 year ago
donald.keller
Dude... Look at that resolution. How. The. Hell. Could. I. Not... xD
Posted by dtaylor971 1 year ago
dtaylor971
#noobsnipe
Posted by donald.keller 1 year ago
donald.keller
I forgot my freaking source....

Here: http://www.who.int...
<_<

I'll include it in my next round.
Posted by NeutralSecular 1 year ago
NeutralSecular
Mayonnaise is not a gender because gender is defined as a state of non-asexual, non-hermaphroditic organisms as either male or female, the only two genders.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. Pro forfeited multiple rounds which is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate setting. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar throughout. Arguments - Con. Pro had the burden to prove that mayonnaise is a gender or has a gender. Neither was proven though. Con effectively showed how mayonnaise cannot be a gender regardless due to it being an object. Since Pro failed to provide any additional rebuttals or counter-arguments after Con's initial round, Con wins arguments. Sources - Tie. Neither utilized sources in this debate.
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture