Debating Lifestyle

Is victim blaming always bad?

Guys are taught over and over that “no” means “no,” that “maybe” means “no,” and that saying nothing means “no.” I was even taught that a guy needs to hear “yes” many, many times as things…progress. Otherwise “yes” means “no.”

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Should we give up beef burgers and switch to eating Impossible?

One way livestock contributes to greenhouse gases by burping and farting methane into the air. Since the concentration of methane in the atmosphere has more than doubled since the Industrial Revolution, and methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, cattle-raising practices are under scrutiny.

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Is Michelle Carter responsible for the death of Conrad Roy?

Two days before Conrad’s death, Michelle texted friends to tell them Conrad had gone missing, and that she was worried about him. They expressed concerned, asking her about him and if she was okay. At the same time, she was texting  Conrad, telling him to get the “gas machine.”

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Are selfies a good idea?

Are selfies a healthy new way to self-express? Or are they an annoying reminder of how self-absorbed we’ve become?

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Is touch biologically necessary… or just plain creepy?

Even though some people have probably felt uncomfortable around touchy feely people for a very long time, the #MeToo movement has recently empowered individuals to identify and discuss things that make them feel awkward.

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Should we be allowed to sell our organs?

Would the world be better off if more people gave a kidney to someone who needed it? If so, does it matter if that person is lifted out of poverty in the process?

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Should prostitution be decriminalized?

If there are two consenting parties, should sex work still be considered a misdemeanor? NOTE: In the Kraft case, human trafficking was involved, meaning there were NOT two consenting parties. This is not debated here.

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Analysis of “This is America”

Exaggerated facial expressions, Jim Crow, Michael Jackson, African dance, gold chains…check out the pattern that weaves a theme.

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Is ghosting a good idea?

Is ghosting a way to protect people’s feelings? Or is it a gutless result from technology’s use in dating?

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Should we eat bagged salad?

Dump it in a bowl, toss in some grilled chicken, add that package of crunchie-thingees, and you have a healthy dinner in under five minutes. No wonder it’s so popular!