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Controversial Topics For Discussion

by Loraine Walters
Created: 14.05.2019
Updated: 17.03.2020
Controversial Topics For Discussion

Talking about a controversial topic may be a tricky subject because at the beginning, you never know where your opponent’s opinion lies. The best approach to such a discussion is to express your opinion in a respectful manner and to present good arguments. If you want to be sure your debating skills are on as high of a level as you want them to be, try writing out the outline of your arguments. Remember that you want your opponent to agree with your ideas at least partially and not to stop talking to you.

Below, you will find some of the most controversial topics for discussion with your friends. While you can always develop your debating skills in private, how about bringing it to the classroom? Make a suggestion to your teacher about organizing a debate and discussing either of the below topics at school. If you want to get the most from your education, apply your knowledge and skills to real-life topics, many of which are controversial.

List of 60 Controversial Topics For Discussion

  1. A man should have a wife for the family and a mistress for pleasure
  2. A woman’s place is in the home
  3. Beauty contests should be banned
  4. Bribery is acceptable
  5. Carbohydrates are more damaging than fats
  6. China will be a world superpower
  7. Chinese style government is superior to western democracies.
  8. Citizens should be allowed to carry guns
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  10. Climate change does not exist
  11. Cloning has a lot of benefits
  12. Cloning is a valuable scientific cause
  13. Committing suicide should be made legal
  14. Condoms should be distributed in schools for free (junior schools)
  15. Corporal punishment should be allowed in schools.
  16. Cosmetic surgery should be outlawed
  17. Curfews keep teens out of trouble
  18. Democracy must be imposed on nations
  19. Drinking age should be lowered
  20. Drugs should be accepted in sports
  21. Euthanasia should be legal
  22. Foreigners shouldn’t be allowed to vote
  23. Gay marriage is wrong
  24. Homework is harmful
  25. Intelligence tests should be given before couples can have children
  26. Marriage is an outdated institution
  27. Military service should be obligatory
  28. Music which glorifies violence towards women should be banned
  29. Nuclear weapons are a necessary weapon
  30. Obesity is a disease
  31. Prenuptial agreements make families stronger
  32. Prisoners should be allowed to vote
  33. Prostitution should be legalised
  34. Sex education should be taught to children under 12 years of age
  35. Single-sex schools are evil
  36. Smoking should be banned worldwide
  37. Social deprivation causes crime
  38. Soft drugs should be legalised.
  39. Software piracy is not really a crime
  40. Sporting personalities earn too much money
  41. Teachers should be allowed to carry guns
  42. Terrorism can be justified
  43. The death penalty is acceptable in some extreme cases
  44. The internet must be censored to protect society
  45. The police force is institutionally racist
  46. The United Nations is a failed organisation
  47. The war in Iraq was justified
  48. The world is over populated and steps must be taken to reduce births
  49. Those who can – do, those who can’t – teach
  50. Torture can be acceptable in some cases
  51. Using animals for medical research should be continued
  52. Veganism is the key to solving Climate Change
  53. Video games contribute to youth violence
  54. War is never an option for solving international disputes
  55. We are becoming too dependent on computers
  56. We do not really need religion
  57. Women are not paid the same as men
  58. Women will never be equal to men in the workplace
  59. You can’t have a happy family life and a successful career at the same time
  60. You will be happier if you stay unmarried
  61. Your race affects your intelligence
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  1. itanug

    Ok. I use translate and will be good ok?