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afdl
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Should people cover their vitiligo?

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Started: 9/25/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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tayxx

Con

Many people have vitiligo. They never asked for it, nor wanted it. But they have it, and they cant change that. There is no cure at the moment. People stare. But should they cover it? Should others like them cover it? Some people are white and it is not as noticeable but even that still causes the long stares that infuriate a lot of people with vitiligo. During the summer people who have this skin condition frequently turn down the opportuinity to go swimming and such. Some times parents aren't supportive. Ive heard stories where one girls mother told her to cover it up, her sister called her a cow and her brother said that no one should marry her because she has vitiligo. So, should people who have it cover it?

If you don't know what vitiligo is please refer to this website :
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afdl

Pro

I know that the disease is not contagious I actually happen to have a son that has it. However I do believe that people should cover up there Vitiligo if they do not want others to stare at it. For example if there is a peace of paper with a single black dot in the middle what are you going to look at? Obviously you are going to look at that one black dot because it stands out. It's the person with the disease choice to choose if they are ashamed of it or not. Instead of taking it in as a disability take it in as a unique characteristic only a few people have.
Debate Round No. 1
tayxx

Con

Many people have vitiligo. They never asked for it, nor wanted it. But they have it, and they cant change that. There is no cure at the moment. People stare. But should they cover it? Should others like them cover it? Some people are white and it is not as noticeable but even that still causes the long stares that infuriate a lot of people with vitiligo. During the summer people who have this skin condition frequently turn down the opportuinity to go swimming and such. Some times parents aren't supportive. Ive heard stories where one girls mother told her to cover it up, her sister called her a cow and her brother said that no one should marry her because she has vitiligo. So, should people who have it cover it?



You have made a fair point, but should there really be a reason for people to stare at them. It is just a different skin colour. Should people stare as a dark-skinned person walks by? Or an albino person? No. But its okay to stare at a person with 2 skin colours right? When people discriminate vitiligo they are then verifying that they are racist and will judge a person on the colour of their skin. Vitiligo shouldnt be treated as a disease that has to be cured. It shouldnt be a "bad" thing. Although it causes stares it is just the colour of your skin. If people cant accept individuality then they got something wrong in the head. People with vitiligo shouldnt be made to feel like they look bad and they have to cover it up. This can lead to mental disorders and self hatred, and in extreme cases suicide. People nowadays just need to accept difference in our society. Shouldnt we all love ourselves for who we are?



afdl

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
tayxx

Con

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afdl

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by treeless 1 year ago
treeless
As Con are you arguing that they should never cover it? The debate resolution should be a bit more clearer. I think it would be a rather easy debate for Pro, should you be saying that people with vitiligo must absolutely never cover their vitiligo. As it seems to me, people should have autocracy over their own bodies and their insecurities. Should someone want to cover it up, I don't see any reasonable argument as to why Con's personal preference should hold any significant meaning to the individual in question.
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