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lakshika
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iamasuperuser123
Con (against)

gender equality is a myth because the midsets are still obsolete

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Started: 7/23/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Debating Period
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lakshika

Pro

hello! i have written something on the resolution that states "gender equality in a myth because the mindsets are still obsolete. Yes it is a myth, even in today's society just look around you...What do you see??? A few countries headed by women, a few business organizations led by women. Now make a simple analysis...and you would found that gender equality may be a good slogan but it does not prevail in today's society; therefore, it is a myth far from the reality. Ofcourse its a myth. People simply can not tolerate a woman excelling in every direction. The daughters are always reminded on daily basis that they are to go to someone else's house. teachers discourage them from taking up heavy sports as they may hurt themselves or because of their complexion. Do whatever you want the child will always be your responsibility. No matter how much you earn the decision making in family is not your forte. You have to abide by the rules made by the men of the house. Bosses discourage women from taking up demanding assignment for the sheer reason of you having a family that may need you at any time. If the maid/servant is on leave its always a women who works in their stead and not their better half when relatives/guests visit, the lady of the house works tirelessly to please them. If you are seen with your male friends without your husband around your social image is gone. Your male subordinates may think its ok to defy your instructions and back bitch about you. Although there are always exception for everything I doubt there are many for the above. After all this I fail to understand that how can my corrival support the statement that gender equality is not a myth.

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iamasuperuser123

Con

I would like to thank pro for parking in this debate. Now, let"s begin by defining some basic definitional terms.

Gender equality: the state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender.
Myth: A widely held but false belief or idea.
Obsolete: no longer produced or used; out of date

"Yes it is a myth, even in today's society just look around you...What do you see??? A few countries headed by women, a few business organizations led by women.

- Just look around you in society today and you will actually find a lot of things. You see civil unrest, hardship, poverty, war, terrorism. You also see various religious groups who have scriptures which portray "Women" as less equal to men. You also have the femisimisim agenda movements comprised of women, which tend to value themselves in a higher regard than men. These groups of women fight for women's rights because of a perceived "Inequality" which they believe exists against women.

"People simply cannot tolerate a woman excelling in every direction"

Here pro seems to be making a blanket generalization that people cannot tolerate women being successful in life. Although, this may be true for some people, it is common knowledge that nobody can speak for all people. Because, as humans, we are all individual minds, with different viewpoints, different ideas, and different perspectives. So what my opponent is saying is just merely a generalization which is not representative of all people.

"The daughters are always reminded on daily basis that they are to go to someone else's house. teachers discourage them from taking up heavy sports as they may hurt themselves or because of their complexion. Do whatever you want the child will always be your responsibility"

- Once again, pro has framed this point in a way that generalizes a large group of people. Some parents may encourage their children to go to someone's house. However, there are many different styles of parenting, and they are not all created the same. There are 4 primary types of parenting. Authoritative, authoritarian, permissive parents, and uninvolved parents who tend to be neglectful. As with teachers, for as many teachers that will discourage women from playing sports, there are just as many that won't.
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