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kiritin
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ConserativeDemocrat
Pro (for)

westernization of society

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Started: 7/13/2016 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Debating Period
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kiritin

Con

westernization of society is bad for any society
it causes a lot of ill effects as well as alters the true values and ideals of a society

ConserativeDemocrat

Pro

Thanks for creating this debate! In this debate, I will prove that some societies could use more westernization, or that other cultures are barbaric or wrong.

Rebuttals:
"westernization of society is bad for any society
it causes a lot of ill effects as well as alters the true values and ideals of a society"
-What are these ill effects? Con also needs to explain how altering the true values and ideals is bad. In this, I will show how altering those values can be good.

First, I will start with Brazil. 65% of Brazilians believe rape is justified if a woman is scantily clad. That is abhorrent. Rape has many negative effects [1] and is illegal because of that. That part of Brazil's culture could definitely use Westernization.

Next, I will focus on African and Asian countries. In Nigeria, there are many barbaric practices. Here is a short list:
1) Female Genital Mutilation- For religion
2) Horrible treatment of widows- They lose all their possessions
3) Witch hunts- People assault and murder people who they think are witches, including kids
4) Slavery- Women are sold to be prostitutes and kids are sold to work at farms.
5) Sacrifices- People are killed to appease Gods
[2]
In India, people decided to rewrite rape laws to make it imposdible for men to be raped [3]. They also still mistreat the "untouchables", the people below the caste system [4].
In North Korea, the people have zero rights or freedoms, and public beheadings occur [6].
Many countries still haven't given gay people equal rights.
In China, the government strictly controls the people's rights.
In South Africa, people leave babies out to die [6]
Several tribes are cannibals [7]
Over 15 million Indians and Chinese are enslaved. [8]
Indian and Pakistani children are forced to be married. [9]
The Chinese have a competition where dogs are slaughtered and sold. [10]
Public beheadings are common in the Middle East [5].
Stoning is a method of execution for people who had sex when they were unmarried. [11]
Atheists are considered terrorists by Saudi Arabia [12]
Christians are beheaded by ISIS [13]
In general, there are tons of horrible practices and cultures that exist. Westernization is not a bad thing in these circumstances, because the culture is barbaric and morally wrong. So altering part of their culture would be a good thing, as this list includes things that are discriminatory, barbaric, inmoral, and cause innocent people to die.

Good luck!

Sources:
[1] http://hotair.com...
[2] http://www.nairaland.com...
[4] http://time.com...
[3] https://toysoldier.wordpress.com...
[5-11] http://www.littlebudha.com...
[12] http://www.independent.co.uk...
[13] http://ijr.com...
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Posted by Foxian 7 months ago
Foxian
Assuming you're from the United States, I studied there for 10 months and have decent knowledge of how China is portrayed by media there. Many things that are reported by the media there, regarding China, are partial truths, leaving out important details. Also with the websites, it's very easy to get around the block, although most us don't care enough to do so.
Posted by ConserativeDemocrat 7 months ago
ConserativeDemocrat
From a foreigner looking in. We hear tons of stories about how China censors opposing opinions and certain websites and games.
Posted by Foxian 7 months ago
Foxian
Pro, when you say "In China, the government strictly controls the people's rights", do you say this from the perspective of a foreigner (to China) or from the assumed perspective of a citizen of China? If its the latter, most of us don't really consider our government to be that oppressive/controlling, although what I say is purely anecdotal.
Posted by ConserativeDemocrat 7 months ago
ConserativeDemocrat
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