The Instigator
Jadyn.V
Pro (for)
The Contender
Fernyx
Con (against)

Women should have the same rights as men.

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Started: 12/6/2016 Category: News
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Jadyn.V

Pro

Women should have equal rights as men, as it says in the Constitution that everyone is made equal. Many women around the world can't even go to Wal-Mart without their husband's permission, for pete's sake. They're forced to marry strangers, and at a very young age. This is outrageous and people need to give women the freedoms they rightly deserve.
Fernyx

Con

While I agree with the standpoint that all women should be equal, there are some flaws in the argument of Pro.

1) The constitution only applies to its own country.

My opponent states that "as it says in the Constitution that everyone is made equal. Many women around the world can't even go to Wal-Mart without their husband's permission." This statement is inherently contradictory as the source used is the 'US Constitution which only applies to citizens of the United States. The only exception to this rule is stated in amendment 14 where citizens in United States territories are also granted the freedoms within the constitution. The 14th amendment is the most inheritable for non-citizens as it does not directly state citizens in the wording, yet is is based of religious belief that everyone is made equal and should not be prevented of these rights. This does not give the US the right to interfere with other nations and their relations to those nations, rather the safety of persons under control of the United States whether on their land or in their courts.

2) Young marriage is not a gendered issue.

When my opponent argues that "They're forced to marry strangers, and at a very young age." they neglect the fact that this is not a gendered issue. This is an issue in culture where younger people are forced to perform in ritual marriage. This affects both the husband and the wife in this circumstance which causes it to be more than a 'female rights' issue and rather a cultural issue which hurts younger people. The fact that this has been created into a gendered issue causes more harm to be done to men as they are often ignored in this dangerous act. The act of under age marriage according to 'Girls Not Brides' occurs mainly in Niger, Central African Republic, Chad, Mali, and South Sudan. All of these are tribal areas which shows that culture is the main issue, and the issue is not gendered.

Sources:
-http://classroom.synonym.com...
-http://www.thedailybeast.com...
-http://www.girlsnotbrides.org...
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Posted by Fernyx 1 year ago
Fernyx
@fvoice55 I mean, I am not debating against it, merely pointing to the flaws in my opponents view. Studies range from 85-95% of people believe in gender equality, just 16% however are feminists.
Posted by fvoice55 1 year ago
fvoice55
I feel and think we are all Earthians, humans, consisting of males and females, so we are equal. It is 2017. It shouldn't be a debate for anyone on Earth. Very sad that it always will be a debate as long as organized religion exists and men are made larger than women. :)
Posted by Nyokhs 1 year ago
Nyokhs
This argument makes no sense because women in the US already have equal rights.
Posted by jonahofdeath 1 year ago
jonahofdeath
Seriously?
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