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Burls
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Emilirose
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Mind Over Matter

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Emilirose
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/22/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 687 times Debate No: 62086
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Burls

Pro

Malice as a recourse is a greater temptation for females due to their hormonal triggers.
Emilirose

Con

Accepted.

I should emphasize that I find no flaws with the practice of "mind over matter", and that it's an advisable outlook for one to adopt.

My main argument is directed towards your opening statement:

"Malice as a recourse is a greater temptation for females due to their hormonal triggers".

Male and female, are both predisposed towards malice. Whether one is more likely to experience it or not is largely dependant on the character of that individual, and not their gender.

Males, can also be vulnerable to hormonal triggers, testosterone (generally in younger males) being the primary one.

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Debate Round No. 1
Burls

Pro

Popular belief in the quote "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned,"
tends to support the theory that women are more prone to be malicious than men.
Emilirose

Con

A single quote (attributed by William Congreve, in the play "the Morning Bride") does not provide a large enough platform to support your assertions.

I will highlight again that malice, or anything alike to malice, is not restricted to one sex. Some women may be vindictive, others may not; the same is said for men.
Debate Round No. 2
Burls

Pro

Women's irritability or anger that affects other people is often attributed to the estrogen cycle, and rightly so.
Emilirose

Con

You began your argument by referencing "malice" and attributing that to female hormonal triggers.

Irritability and/or anger has a different definition to malice.

Granted that females are susceptible to emotional changes brought on by the menstrual cycle, but this isn't to say that she has no control over acting on these changes. Additionally, the cycle only lasts for just under a week. Older women (who have passed their montly cycle) also do not apply.

In round two I alluded to testosterone in males. As well as females being affected by their hormones, the behaviour of males can also by impacted by theirs.. However, as I've stated with women; not every man applies and most are able to assert control.

Whether one succumbs to such traits is purely down to character.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Burls 2 years ago
Burls
Extrapolation of anger and irritability into probability of malice would take another round or two.
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Vote Placed by Jellon 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I saw no logical argument from pro, only from con. Con used a source while pro did not.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro based their contention on a philosophical foundation, but didn't expound.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con's arguments were more in depth and most of them were not refuted