Posts tagged "debate this"

Debate This: Should This 17-Year-Old Have The Right To Refuse Cancer Treatment?

When 17-year-old Connecticut teen Cassandra was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, she refused chemotherapy treatments, arguing that she didn’t want to poison her body. After several missed appointments and arguments with doctors over her diagnosis, the state removed Cassandra from her mother’s care in December. She’s currently in the custody of child welfare services and staying…

By: Claire Hannum / January 8, 2015

Debate This: Men, Why Is The Pressure To Pursue Women So Painful And Difficult For You?

Bye Felipe is an Instagram collection of Tinder creeps curated by Alexandra Tweten, an Los Angeles-based journalist inspired by her own bad experiences on Tinder. The difference between Bye Felipe (the name is inspired by the “Bye, Felicia” meme) and other blogs dedicated to exposing assholes on dating sites is the particular kind of asshole…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

Debate This: Is Apologizing To Your Exes Before You Tie The Knot Really Necessary (Or Just Really Self-Absorbed)?

Sometime last week, I read a short little gossip item about how Adam Levine is apparently apologizing to all of his exes for his past behavior in advance of his upcoming wedding to Behati Prinsloo. I didn’t think much of it, because who really cares about Adam Levine outside of his adorably homoerotic relationship with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 20, 2014

Debate This: Is “Don’t Giggle” Really Terrible Advice For A Law Firm To Give Women?

Global law firm Clifford Chance is under fire for distributing a five-page memo to female employees with specific dress code critiques and advice for how to conduct themselves professionally.  Not surprisingly, the firm is now being criticized for a “sexist” focus on only their female employees.

I don’t disagree that a focus soley…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2013

Debate This: Do These Gruesome Halloween Decorations Go Too Far?

I’ve written before about how much I appreciate people who go balls out on Halloween, and I even put together a slideshow of scary Halloween decoration ideas that included a doll in a blood-filled bathtub, but even so, something about these “decorative” fake dead bodies a man set up in his Oklahoma driveway kinda ru…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 18, 2013

Debate This: You Can Filter Matches By Body Type On OKCupid — But Is That Such A Bad Thing?

In a move that is sure to cause ripples in some dark corner of the Internet hive mind, the A-list subscription service on OK Cupid includes a robust search function that lets you sort by body type and attractiveness rating. To those of you prepping your pitchforks and strapping on your combat boots to storm the…

By: Megan Reynolds / October 3, 2013

Debate This: Do Plastic Surgery Tips Belong In Fashion Magazines?

I was absentmindedly flipping through the massive October issue of InStyle magazine over the weekend when I paused on a page in the “Beauty At Any Age” section. Titled, “Pucker Up! Secrets To Full, Smooth Lips,” the page included recommendations for skincare products and lip gloss for women of different ages. Pretty standard fashion magazine fodder.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 2, 2013

Debate This: Are You Bothered By This AT&T 9/11 Twitter Post?

Today is the 12th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. AT&T posted this advertisement, featuring a hand holding a smartphone with an image of the memorial lights for the Twin Towers against the NYC horizon, to their Twitter page, writing, “Never Forget.” Hmm, using a national tragedy…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 11, 2013

Debate This: Should Mothers And Daughters Be Best Friends?

We all agree that it’s lovely when mothers and daughters can maintain a close relationship, but we disagree when it comes to how close it should be — both as girls and adult women. There are some mothers and daughters who proudly call themselves “best friends,” others who always stay within their “parent” and “child” roles, and…

By: The Frisky / May 9, 2013

The Debate I Never Knew I’d Have: Oral Sex Vs. Cheese

Columbia University’s blog, Bwog, makes it a tradition to ask graduating seniors if they’d rather give up cheese or oral sex. I don’t know why this is a question of interest, but it is. I chuckled as I read the headline, thinking to myself, Who in the world would choose cheese over oral sex? 

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 1, 2013

Debate This: Grandfather Posts Picture Of Himself With Grandaughter In Bath Tub — Inappropriate Or Not?

A mini-explosion occurred on the Internet this week when Bishop Larry Trotter, pastor of a Chicago mega-church, posted a picture of himself in the bathtub with his four-year-old granddaughter. Trotter sat in the tub smiling beside the little girl, whose face has been blurred out; both are covered in bubbles, so it’s impossible to tell…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2013

Debate This: Should Taxpayers Be Funding Sex Reassignment Surgery For Transgender People In Prison?

Local news in my adopted state of Massachusetts is all abuzz lately with controversy over prisoner Michelle Kosilek, currently incarcerated for the 1990 murder of her spouse, and who has, after years of legal struggles, been awarded a court order mandating that she receive the surgery she so desperately needs, on the taxpayers’ dime.

By: Lesley Kinzel / September 13, 2012

Debate This: Do You Judge Guys Who Don’t Read Or By What They Read?

Earlier this week, we asked a bunch of guys on our IM what they want and do not want to see on the bookshelves of the women they date. Their answers were interesting and varied (Hide your copy of The Notebook! Books about soccer are sexy!) and so we decided to turn the question, somewhat, around on ourselves:…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2012

Debate This: Would You Laugh Or Get Mad If Your BF Peed On You In The Shower?

After watching the most recent episode of “Girls,” I came to a rather interesting conclusion. I think the world can safely be divided up into two types of people: 1) People who would laugh if their significant other peed on them (on purpose, as a surprise) in the shower and 2) people who would be…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 5, 2012

Debate This: Joan Holloway’s Choice To “Sleep Her Way To The Top” On “Mad Men”

Sunday night’s episode of “Mad Men” was a climactic one, and possibly the best episode of the season. Peggy, fed up with being taken for granted by Don, landed a new job at a rival firm and resigned by Sterling Cooper Draper Price. Meanwhile, SCDP’s deal with Jaguar seemingly hinges on Joan sleeping with a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2012

Debate This: Is Body Odor A Reason To Break Up?

In a recent Dear Prudence column, a woman wrote in, concerned about her fiancé’s aversion to her scent. She wrote:
“Last night, a bit too much wine prompted my fiancé to tell me a secret he’s been keeping for years: He thinks I smell bad. And that’s why our sex life has been o…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 1, 2012

Debate This: 10 Reasons Jeggings Are Awesome (And 10 Reasons They’re Not)

Jeggings, the love child of jeans and leggings, are a huge point of contention in the fashion world. Some people think they’re the best thing to happen to denim since the advent of the dark wash boot cut. Others find them more offensive than mom jeans, acid wash skinny jeans, and men’s jean shorts combined.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 22, 2012

Debate This: Are Men Worse At Being Single?

In Dominique Browning’s New York Times piece “Alone Again, Naturally“, she explores why being alone after a divorce or breakup seems to be more unbearable for men than it is for women:
“Judging by statistics, to say nothing of the glaring evidence around me, men do not have any problem remarrying. In fact, most…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 10, 2012

Debate This: 10 Reasons Uggs Are Awesome (And 10 Reasons They’re Not)

Every winter the Great Ugg Debate is reignited and the population splits into two groups: those who love Uggs, and those who think Uggs represent the downfall of civilization. Just in case you’re still on the fence, here are 10 arguments for Uggs and 10 arguments against — make your own informed decision, and let…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 24, 2011

Debate This: Will Being Pretty Help You Get A Job?

Earlier this week, Forbes.com’s blogger Susannah Breslin — who used to be one of The Frisky’s own! — wrote a piece called “How to Get a Job If You’re a Twentysomething Woman,” after a reader named Frances asked her for advice on the topic. Susannah’s first bit of advice — and the one that ha…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2011
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