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VS4EVA
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LPhillips
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child abuse- are children to be blamed?

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LPhillips
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/23/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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VS4EVA

Pro

do you think children are to be blamed for child abuse? if so, why?
LPhillips

Con

Seriously if Children were to be blamed for child abuse it would be called discipline not abuse. If you were abused by your parents( I don't know if you were so if I'm offending you I apologise) you wouldn't want to be blamed that your parents are bashing you. You can't control your parents actions. So no. The idea that it's the child's fault that they are abused is absurd.
Debate Round No. 1
VS4EVA

Pro

you cannot necessarily blame the parents or any other party for the abuse. we might not know maybe the victim of the child abuse herself/himself would have caused the rage for their act. so children can be blamed
LPhillips

Con

There is a difference between discipline and abuse. If the child is hit once on the arm or backside that is discipline. The parent uses this to show that what they have done is not right. If they are hit repeatedly anywhere on their body it is abuse and the parent should be able to display enough self control not to do that to their child no matter how much they infuriate them. People who can not do this should not have children.
Debate Round No. 2
VS4EVA

Pro

for example, when the parents are angry and the child keeps going to the parents irritating them. if after being warned by the parents they still irritate them. who are we to blame then? if the child is 17 above surely they can think for themselves whether they are disturbing their parents. But they think it is fun to get their parents frustrated so why must the parents be blamed for such incidents?
LPhillips

Con

LPhillips forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
VS4EVA

Pro

VS4EVA forfeited this round.
LPhillips

Con

LPhillips forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Zarroette
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Reasons for voting decision: Con argued that there is a difference between discipline and abuse, and Pro just continued to conflate the two without addressing the rebuttal. Clearly, as Con argued, there is a need for discipline, but parents who abuse their children are acting inappropriately. Conduct to Pro for Con's forfeited rounds.