Chapter Four Discussion: Debating Gender Inequality
For this discussion assignment you will be required to post at minimum three times, one post must be before 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, the other two before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.
Read_this_tnb.pngThis debate will focus on gender inequalities (Chapter 4). Your text covers many interesting area such as women in politics, and there are more sources and ideas on the Weekly Resource Page. There are also some interesting videos on the chapter 11 resource page that discuss media’s possible influence on gender.
Be sure to read the instructions for debate.
AFTER REVIEWING THE MATERIALS AND WATCHING THE VIDEOS ON THE WEEKLY RESOURCE PAGE CHOOSE ONE OF THE DEBATES ON THAT PAGE OR CREATE YOUR OWN IF YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT TOPIC YOU’D LIKE TO INCLUDE. MAKE SURE IT FOLLOWS THE INSTRUCTIONS.
you will pick a topic from the many provided on gender inequality in your chapter and on the weekly resource page. Your first post can be a completely new post about your topic OR you can reply to someone else who has already posted. If you choose to reply to other’s posts, yours should refute the arguments in the original post and add something new about the opposite side.This is a debate so you should not be replying to people who have the same view as you, UNLESS you can refute something they provided with different evidence.You MUST make it clear what you are refuting.
Use this Topic: Is sex work a legitimate occupation that should be protected by law?
FOR EACH ITEM THERE ARE MANY PRO OR CON ARGUMENTS THAT MAY REPRESENT YOUR VIEW ON THE TOPIC. YOUR ARGUMENTS SHOULD BE BASED ON SOME ACADEMIC SOURCE SUCH AS YOUR TEXT, OR A PROCON.ORG WEBSITE. FOR EXAMPLE, THIS ONE FROM DEBATE.ORG (LINKS TO AN EXTERNAL SITE.) MAY GIVE YOU SOME INTERESTING IDEAS. JUST REMEMBER MOST OF THE ITEMS IN THIS PARTICULAR DEBATE ARE OPINION BASED SO IT CANNOT BE USED AS A RESOURCE, BUT IT CAN GIVE YOU IDEAS TO FIND RESEARCH. I PROVIDE ONE PRO AND ONE CON FOR EACH DEBATE TOPIC ITEM I PROVIDE TO GET YOU THINKING, BUT YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR OWN PRO OR CON ABOUT ANY ISSUE WITHIN THE TOPIC; AND BELIEVE ME THERE ARE ARE MANY.
Remember the most important thing about debate is to PICK A SIDE! Even if you don’t agree with the side you pick, you can provide the research and present compelling arguments. Often that is the best way to really learn about a topic. Remember to think about how the topic manifests locally compared to nationally or even globally if you want to take it that far.
You are required to post at least three times. One of your posts MUST present a local solution that has already been enacted or an original idea that you think could or should be enacted. One of your posts MUST refute an argument made by someone else.
The easiest way to do this assignment is present an original debate argument (or reply to someone that has taken the other side and refute their argument), then have one of your reply posts refute someone’s argument. This can be in the same topic you presented or a different topic. Then have the third topic focus on solution ideas for one of the items presented. It can be the same topic you chose originally or a different one.
There are plenty of new ideas for everyone, so remember you only need to present one, not solve the whole thing in one post. This will be a group effort to see if we can come to any resolutions.
YOU MUST USE EVIDENCE FOR THESE POSTS. NO OPINIONS OR UNSUPPORTED FACTUAL ASSERTIONS ALLOWED. Use the items I’ve provided to help you prepare.
Feel free to bring in any aspect of gender inequality you want to this discussion. You don’t have to just follow the prompts I’ve provided, they are there just to get you thinking about the issue. Don’t forget to use evidence to back up any fact based arguments