Top 10 Most Controversial Debate Topics

I am a Debate Student, and I feel that these topics are controversial.
The Top Ten
1 Does Abortion or Euthanasia Count as Murder

"The baby you abort could've cured cancer"
So could the gay man you bullied to death by outlawing him to marry.
So could the ten-year-old killed at school because you refused to outlaw guns.
So could the immigrant child who was traumatized because you deported her parents.

So don't pretend you love life, because you only love telling women what to do with their bodies.

Here's the thing about the baby the baby can make a difference people who say humans are evil right now are basically insulting themselves.

2 Religion vs. Science

I personally believe, no matter what you choose, religion and science intertwine in some weird way. This idea works with any religion, but basically just combine science and religion and they both can be true. A lot of people who believe in religion, don't believe in evolution, but that is them. I think evolution and religion highly intertwined at some point in time.

The way I see it is that our bodies and our planet can be explained through science...our world, mind, soul, and emotion needs a leader something known for its purity and known for giving off a strength in people that can't always be explained... religion

3 Should Child Performers Be Banned

Not really. It doesn't make sense to ban all child performers, maybe some especially those that aren't in overly pressuring industries, and that are doing it for fun. A young violinist is a child performer, yet he is never told he should stop performing? My guess is that people don't really understand what 'child performer' means and assume, erroneously, that it involves acting or singing, which is not true.

Child Performers should not be banned because there can be some really talented children out there. If we just ban them SO much talent,shows, and movies will be lost. Think about it. (Also by the way I agree Full house was awesome! )

4 Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalised

I'm straight, but yes. People have very right to marry who they want. I see nothing wrong with being gay. as a little kid I thought it was weird, but Now I realize: it's fine. Imagine if you got so much hatred for loving the opposite gender! that's how gay people feel.
The only problem I see would be if EVERYBODY goes gay. This is extremely unlikely, but you need man and woman to give birth to a child.
But, like I said, I can guarantee we won't have an all-gay society. So, people just chill. it's 2021. some gas like other guys, some woman like other woman, just get over it.

5 Should Animal Testing Be Banned

I hate animal testing. So many lives have been lost from it. I personally think it's a horrible thing to do, but at what cost are you willing to get rid of it? At the cost of a HUMAN life that could be curing illnesses or becoming president? Landing on Mars or ending world hunger? Let's face it, animals will never be able to do those things, or even anything remotely close without a HUMAN to train them.
I think we can get to a point in technology where we won't have to do animal or human testing, but we aren't there yet, so stop trying to force it.

6 Should Housewives Be Paid for Their Work

I think housewives should be paid for their work. I work outside the home but as a woman/feminist I think it's sexist that traditional women's work doesn't count as work. If women stopped having babies we wouldn't be here as a species anymore

What if they have jobs but they are currently not in their home country where their job is for about 30 years now, my mother herself is in that position.

No they are housewives for a reason.

7 Should Guns Be Banned from the Public

Honestly, I think yes. only military personnel, police officers, Coast guards, security guards, etc. should be allowed to have guns. While someone could use it for self-defense, and random guy can buy a gun, and, even if he does have a permit, use it to shoot innocent people.

Yes, more people die in accidental shootings then when actually what they are intended for. ask yourself, how many times have you heard of a child being accidentally shot and killed by their family's own gun, then someone actually shooting an intruder. also when people have a gun to protect themselves they tend o use the shoot first ask questions later mentality.

8 Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished

No. Irredeemable criminals like mass murderers and pedophiles should get the death penalty, because it costs money to keep someone locked up in prison and people like them are not fit to live in society.

No, it shouldn't. If it were up to me, murderers would be put to death, or put in jail for life. Same for rapists and other terrible people like that.

Well, the only people that should get the death penalty are rapists, serial killers, and terrorists.

9 Should Marijuana Be Legalised

Um only medically and only certified people can prescribe it. You shouldn't be able to walk up in a gas station and get weed for no reason other than your obsessive need for it.

This doesn't need to be something huge, but it is. If its legalized and your against it, don't take/use it.

It should be legalized for medical usage. For recreational, that can be decided upon by the people.

10 Should Same Sex Couples Be Allowed to Adopt

Same sex couples should be allowed to adopt. Any couple can have the same lovingness and happyness that a family needs even if it is same sex. Social media shows people that its ok, for example modern family, it shows that its ok to adopt with same sex marriages. There for same sex couples should be allowed to adopt. The world today shows that anything is ok no matter how you feel are look, so why are you saying that this is not ok.

Of course. At least with same sex parents, the child will grow up in the most loving household possible because they will always be wanted. Furthermore, there are more kids in need of adoption than heterosexual couples willing to adopt

The Contenders
11 Is Global Warming Fake

No, anyone who thinks it's fake should be held in a mental hospital, it is clear that it's real.

Absolutely not. Can you not see the rising sea levels or the Ozone layer depletion?

No, especially not with the rising sea levels and global temperatures.

12 Is Suicide Weak

That can be debated, on one hand, suicide is weak because a person doesn't want to bear with the pain of being alive anymore and choose to end it. on another hand, suicide is not weak, a person who is suicidal crawls through every day in pain and frustration so already they are braver than anyone. Once they take their life they have to actually have the courage to take their life.

No, every animal to ever exist has naturally feared death, so if someone kills themself they do not fear the very thing that all species are fearful of.

13 Should Beauty Contests Be Banned

If you put someone down that tried their best to look great and just because you're too lazy to take the steps they did means beauty contests should be banned, no, I don't think so. Why don't we stop showing professional athletes, some of us aren't as good and it makes us feel insecure. Why don't we stop letting people be rich, it makes the less fortunate feel bad. Get this joke of a controversy outta my face...

14 Should Prostitution Be Made Illegal

Prostitution should not be made illegal. Rarely do women have complete power over their bodies and someone else's, especially when it comes to sex. Even if it is male prostitution this is a well paying and an economically beneficial job that if controlled and done in the right way, benefits everyone involved. I don't want to be a prostitute, but props to anyone who chooses to do so. We should not be putting people in jail for doing something to benefit themselves, especially if they chose to do it. It isn't our choice, it's theirs.

15 Is the Earth Flat

No, but it's not perfectly round neither, more of an oblate spheroid.

16 Israel vs Palestine

I only recognize Israel. Palestine is probably just an area controlled by terrorists with no real government.

This really is controversial. I'd say 2 state solution.

I'm not really on either side here but I think the best solution to this ongoing problem is that the whole area should be divided into 2 states. one for the Palestinians and the other for Israelis/Jews

17 Is it Ethical to Genetically Engineer Babies

If it were to remove hereditary diseases, then yes. If it were so parents can change how their kid looks and acts, then no.

18 Should Human Testing Be Made Legal

If it is voluntary and there is no chance of death, then yes it should. Even if there was a chance of death, it is the choice of the volunteers. Also, many forms of testing that exist today provide money as a benefit so I mean if somebody wants to help the advancement of science of their own will and get something in return, it shouldn't be against the law.

If the volunteers agree and get payed.

It should be legal on criminals.

19 Should We Have English in School

It's one of the most spoken languages in the world, so like it or not, it has to be taught in school. It will open the doors to many things in a person's life.

20 Is Female Education a Threat to the Society

There's absolutely no way women don't deserve an education. It's just very inhuman as to why some countries forbid women education.

NO WAY! Whoever came up with this was probably a man intimidated by a woman's intelligence.

No. Whoever thinks this is probably a member of the Taliban.

21 Should White People Be Able to Say the N-Word

Yes, because it's the black people that make it 'racist' but they are allowed to say it and the black rights matter when they can also be very aggressive towards white people. Why should they be allowed to say it and not whites people

It doesn't hurt anyone, so yes. Unless you scream it so loudly that it damages other people's hearing.

Hell no it's not a good word! I can't Imagine why people should be allowed to say it.

22 Is Water Wet

No water is not wet. Water is what causes something to be wet. An object being wet is an effect. One thing or concept can not be both a cause and an effect. I REST MY CASE.

Water is wet, sure it makes other things wet, but that still doesn't mean it's not wet. I just don't understand why everyone believes water isn't wet.

YES IT IS! What about an ice cube? when it starts to melt it turns into water, and ice is water so if the melted water is making the frozen water wet then the water is wet.

23 Feminism vs Meninism

As a male, we've never really been oppressed so Meninism seems unnecessary for the most part. Maybe it could be used to challenge social issues based mostly around males.
But for Feminism it depends. I hate Radical Feminism for obvious reasons(Radfems being sexist and hating males) but other than Radical Feminism, I don't have a problem.

Feminism is a clamour for equal rights without equal responsibilities. And rights without responsibilities is a social crime. Thus, feminism, just like crime should not be supported.

24 Should Parents Vaccinate Their Children

Of course. Parents have the responsibility of provide health attention to their children and vaccinate them, parents are protecting them from diseases that children are exposed to.

Definitely. Vaccines reduce the likelihood of getting diseases such as the flu or covid-19.

If the child's life is in more danger without the vaccine than with it, then of course, yes. If it is not necessary, e.g. the flu vaccine then no, it needs the child's consent.

25 Should Gays Be Allowed to Marry in a Church

Well think about it- the church is simply a place of love and respect, at it's core. Where you get married doesn't matter, but the idea that you would be forbidden from creating a special bond with someone in a place that matters to you is utter rubbish.

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