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    Women shouldn't be able to vote

    Homosexuality should be illegal

    Anywhere where the black population increases to close to 50% will reduce to anarchy akin to the London riots or Detroit

    The NHS should be destroyed and replaced with a private system

    Polygamy should be legal

    Mentally retarded should just be euphanised

    There should be no welfare for single mothers, why encourage bad behaviour?

    Prostitution should be legal

    Immigration to the UK should be unlimited for people who score greater than 120 on an IQ test.

    The list is endless.
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    Several people here could save themselves a couple of minutes and just write "I'm a raging sociopath".
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    (Original post by ArcaneAnna)
    a.) A university gives you an advantage in certain subjects
    b.) University is where you meet the people, get into a certain circle and later are sorted in regards to jobs
    c.) I'm a medical student at a Russell Group uni, so yeah it does say something.
    99% of your friends on your med course were the result of single parents?
    I'm sure.
    Also, even if that were the case, it does not falsify my argument at all. I never made the argument that single parents are unable to produce smart children - I said they can, but statistically much fewer do. If I suggest that 50% of the population never immigrate and you go on to tell me I'm wrong because "99% of the people I know have immigrated", that does not prove wrong that 50% of the population has not immigrated.
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    i'm guessing about 30% of people in this thread are just posting the most extreme of views just to be controversial eh?
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    (Original post by aari)
    Aren't you talking about circumcision? It's a common practice among Muslims and Jews. So, the people who get their baby boys 'mutilated' are 'mutilated' themselves. And this is not limited to boys. I saw a documentary a couple of years ago about some young Muslim girls who were made to go through the same thing. It was horrifying, to say the least! :mad:

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    Yes, I am.

    It's common amongst those, but also amongst many Americans.

    I know about FGM too what makes me sad, though, is that there are lots of campaigns against FGM, which is fantastic, but lots of people:

    A - don't care about MGM

    or

    B - will defend it and say 'it's different'.

    There's different levels of FGM, some less or more severe than MGM. Regardless of the specifics, the principle of mutilating somebody else's, especially a child's, body prior to them being able to give informed consent is disgusting and both girls AND boys should be protected fully against this
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    The more effort someone puts into their hair, clothes and (for girls) makeup when going to college/6th form, the worse their grades are.
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    (Original post by ninth2)
    So you do agree that needlessly and painfully altering the genitals of both genders is horrifying? Just wondering since you put mutilated as 'mutilated'.
    Yeah, of course! I was just quoting it cuz I couldn't have thought of a better word myself.

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    (Original post by HopefulMidwife)
    Yes, I am.

    It's common amongst those, but also amongst many Americans.

    I know about FGM too what makes me sad, though, is that there are lots of campaigns against FGM, which is fantastic, but lots of people:

    A - don't care about MGM

    or

    B - will defend it and say 'it's different'.

    There's different levels of FGM, some less or more severe than MGM. Regardless of the specifics, the principle of mutilating somebody else's, especially a child's, body prior to them being able to give informed consent is disgusting and both girls AND boys should be protected fully against this

    Absolutely! I think MGM isn't given second thought or cared for too much because people who support it claim that it is scientifically advantageous for the boy. Apparently, it gets rid of all the bacteria that collects below and around the foreskin and hence prevents infections and worse. Utter crap! Nothing that better hygiene can't take care of, imo.

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    Why can't we all just get along?
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    And after reading some of these posts, I realise a lot of you need counselling. No wonder you come on to these forums, you've failed in society so you hide behind these horrid emotions which bury you deeper in your insecurities.
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    Soliciting for prostitution should be legalised and brothels should be regulated.
    Many countries in which this is the case have a lower rate of violent crime against prostitutes, amongst other things.
    Regulating brothels would mean that all prostitutes are required to go through monthly STD checks and use protection at all times and all rooms in the brothels would be monitored. Security would be in place and the job would be made much safer for both parties (the prostitute and the person who's hiring them).
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    (Original post by FireScirocco1)
    Women shouldn't be able to vote

    Women: check!

    Homosexuality should be illegal

    Gays: check!

    Anywhere where the black population increases to close to 50% will reduce to anarchy akin to the London riots or Detroit

    Blacks: check!

    The NHS should be destroyed and replaced with a private system

    The poor: check!

    Polygamy should be legal

    Mentally retarded should just be euphanised

    The ill: check!

    There should be no welfare for single mothers, why encourage bad behaviour?

    Common sense: check!

    (You'd punish a mother for bringing up her kid(s) even though the dad buggered off/died/whatever? And you'd consider that bad behaviour?)


    Prostitution should be legal

    And this is good behaviour? I'm gonna assume this is just for men though right?

    Immigration to the UK should be unlimited for people who score greater than 120 on an IQ test.

    The list is endless.
    Well done, I think you just about covered all the bases
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    Dont think gay marriage should be legalised, though I don't mind civil unions
    ....I didn't like the hunger games
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    I don't really get Queens of the Stone Age.
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    (Original post by reemaisthinking)
    Few questions for you if you don't mind.
    Do you believe there is a God?

    I believe there is a possibility that there is one, but we can never know. However, if there is a God, life is basically just an aptitude test, which disturbs me.. I think life's too big for that.

    Could you, per chance, provide me with a couple ethical justifications other than it tastes nice?
    1.) If we didn't breed these animals for food, we wouldn't be able to afford to breed them in the first place. Short, good life > no life in the first place. (I'm referring to free-range/organic farming, battery farming has no excuse.)
    2.) Eating meat keeps a lot of farmers in business. Admittedly, taking drugs also keeps a lot of opium poppy farmers in business, but there's far less corruption at the centre of the meat trade.

    For some reason I relate anything against equality of Gay people with religion which is stupid of me.
    What do you mean by life is fundamentally good?

    People are fundamentally good, and life is a good thing to have, and most people use it well.


    And yes, Fanfiction is brilliant.

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    Fanfiction is basically my life at the moment. Oh, and exams, of course. They don't go together very well.
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    (Original post by HopefulMidwife)
    Yes, I am.

    It's common amongst those, but also amongst many Americans.

    I know about FGM too what makes me sad, though, is that there are lots of campaigns against FGM, which is fantastic, but lots of people:

    A - don't care about MGM

    or

    B - will defend it and say 'it's different'.

    There's different levels of FGM, some less or more severe than MGM. Regardless of the specifics, the principle of mutilating somebody else's, especially a child's, body prior to them being able to give informed consent is disgusting and both girls AND boys should be protected fully against this
    The difference between circumcision and FGM however is that one of them has a permanent negative effect (FGM) while one causes no long term damage and has no effect at all on that persons life (circumcision)..

    If circumcision and FGM were equal then why do so many men around the world choose to be circumcised at some point in their life, when it's not for religious or medical reasons?
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    (Original post by CJKay)
    99% of your friends on your med course were the result of single parents?
    I'm sure.
    Also, even if that were the case, it does not falsify my argument at all. I never made the argument that single parents are unable to produce smart children - I said they can, but statistically much fewer do. If I suggest that 50% of the population never immigrate and you go on to tell me I'm wrong because "99% of the people I know have immigrated", that does not prove wrong that 50% of the population has not immigrated.
    It doesn't prove anything, you're right.

    However, in society today, where a large majority of married couples will get divorced by the first child's 4th birthday, I think that a two parent family is really not essential. Not a necessity for the upbringing of a fully rounded, well educated and a generally proactive human being.

    Also, I will just add that a single parent family is a term that suggests that only a mother or a father is left looking after child/ren. However, what about extended family? Grandparents? etc...? In many cases, lacking one parent means there is an army of relatives that are happy to help here and there and actually end up contributing much more that two parents ever could.

    It just irks me to no end when people use the 'I come from a broken family' excuse for their failures. Grow a ****ing backbone. I know plenty of people, myself included, who come from divorced families, many of them sour and even some violent cases. Yet we're doing pretty well for ourselves.

    A stable relationship is nice, but not essential.
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    (Original post by officelinebacker)
    so many men around the world choose to be circumcised at some point in their life, when it's not for religious or medical reasons?
    Exactly how did you hear about that?! Many men undergo pointless amputative surgery on their penises? Nah. Whatever makes you feel better.

    There is NO difference between forcibly taking a blade to the genitals of either gender. Absolutely none. If two babies were lying side by side, one male and one female, you're saying that the girl deserves protection from this outdated barbarity whilst the boys penis is fair game to anyone with a scalpel.

    Brainwashed. Totally brainwashed.
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    (Original post by ArcaneAnna)
    It doesn't prove anything, you're right.

    However, in society today, where a large majority of married couples will get divorced by the first child's 4th birthday, I think that a two parent family is really not essential. Not a necessity for the upbringing of a fully rounded, well educated and a generally proactive human being.

    Also, I will just add that a single parent family is a term that suggests that only a mother or a father is left looking after child/ren. However, what about extended family? Grandparents? etc...? In many cases, lacking one parent means there is an army of relatives that are happy to help here and there and actually end up contributing much more that two parents ever could.

    It just irks me to no end when people use the 'I come from a broken family' excuse for their failures. Grow a ****ing backbone. I know plenty of people, myself included, who come from divorced families, many of them sour and even some violent cases. Yet we're doing pretty well for ourselves.

    A stable relationship is nice, but not essential.
    It was not me that made the claim that it was essential. My claim was that, based on studies available, it was massively beneficial.
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    (Original post by CJKay)
    It was not me that made the claim that it was essential. My claim was that, based on studies available, it was massively beneficial.
    Yeah, not having to deal with "all that ****" gives you more time to focus on other things, but ultimately, something else will take its place. I've always been eternally grateful to my parents for being a unified pair, rather than confusing me with mixed signals.
    I'd say coming from a massive family is more detrimental if I'm honest, but then people tend to see their own problems as larger than others. What's the expression - confirmation bias?
 
 
 
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