I do know that some topics aren’t allowed to be talked about due to the guidelines, so I wanted to have a discussion about socially related topics.
This is a discussion. Nothing more. No arguments, no drama please. PM each other if you want to explain your opinion.
Here are some I found, but feel free to think of your own!
Should human cloning be legalized?
Personally, I disagree. Cloning just scares me I can see some benefits from it but overall it seems like a bad idea.
Barbie is a good role model for young girls.
I do not agree with this at all. Barbies are always thin, white and blonde. Even though some of Barbie’s friends are POC, diverse or at least not blonde and white, Barbie is the main attraction and is seen as beautiful, pretty etc… children that aren’t white or blonde could and are influenced by Barbie and might see themselves as ugly, or not pretty enough - that they need to look like Barbie in order to be pretty. Although Barbie was a fun part of childhood to collect dolls and dress them up, the psychological part of it is all very serious and could cause some serious damage.
Is graffiti art just as worthy of regard as classical paintings?
I have two views on this as well: while graffiti art can be beautiful (since graffiti is basically art but on public surfaces) it can have impacts on the community or the area around it. Some graffiti are inappropriate and I don’t think it should be sprayed everywhere for all to see, especially younger people. However, portraits or just paintings of things are totally fine. I enjoy looking at graffiti from time to time - sometimes I see things like a horse with a really long neck or a pinocchio-like man twisting or warped into other things. It’s all very strange but interesting and they sometimes have messages in them.
Drug addicts should be helped rather than punished.
I agree with this. Drugs do awful things to a person, however I can’t say much about the experience since I’ve never done drugs. I think the punishment part should only apply to things like peer pressure or supplying drugs to children, or anyone who clearly isn’t suited for drugs. That sounds like I’m saying that there are people who are suited for drugs lol I don’t know how else to word it.
Zoos should be banned.
I agree with this 101%. What’s so fun about seeing animals caged up with no space to roam freely? I mean, I guess it benefits people who can’t travel or get out of a country to see tropical or exotic animals, but then again I’d rather not see exotic animals at all rather than seeing them without freedom and sometimes even abused. The same goes for circuses.
Should animal testing be justified?
Nope. Never. I don’t understand why people don’t think about animals and the pain they go through. Animal testing for make up is absolutely absurd. People are allowed to make an animal ugly to make themselves look pretty? There is literally no good cause in animal testing for make up. For medical reasons however, I do see why it can be justified just for that. If the animal dies because of being tested for medical purposes, then at least it died knowing that they probably saved someone’s life - they died, and out of the death, a good effect has appeared. But dying for a few creams and powders? Nuh uh sis. Just no.