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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…

Claire Hannum | January 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 27, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 20, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Megan Reynolds | October 3, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 2, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 11, 2013 - 1:30 pm

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…

The Frisky | May 9, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | May 1, 2013 - 2:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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,…

Lesley Kinzel | September 13, 2012 - 11:00 am
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