Controversial Topics For Discussion

by Loraine Walters
Created: 14.05.2019
Updated: 10.12.2019
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
  9. Climate change does not exist
  10. Cloning has a lot of benefits
  11. Cloning is a valuable scientific cause
  12. Committing suicide should be made legal
  13. Condoms should be distributed in schools for free (junior schools)
  14. Corporal punishment should be allowed in schools.
  15. Cosmetic surgery should be outlawed
  16. Curfews keep teens out of trouble
  17. Democracy must be imposed on nations
  18. Drinking age should be lowered
  19. Drugs should be accepted in sports
  20. Euthanasia should be legal
  21. Foreigners shouldn’t be allowed to vote
  22. Gay marriage is wrong
  23. Homework is harmful
  24. Intelligence tests should be given before couples can have children
  25. Marriage is an outdated institution
  26. Military service should be obligatory
  27. Music which glorifies violence towards women should be banned
  28. Nuclear weapons are a necessary weapon
  29. Obesity is a disease
  30. Prenuptial agreements make families stronger
  31. Prisoners should be allowed to vote
  32. Prostitution should be legalised
  33. Sex education should be taught to children under 12 years of age
  34. Single-sex schools are evil
  35. Smoking should be banned worldwide
  36. Social deprivation causes crime
  37. Soft drugs should be legalised.
  38. Software piracy is not really a crime
  39. Sporting personalities earn too much money
  40. Teachers should be allowed to carry guns
  41. Terrorism can be justified
  42. The death penalty is acceptable in some extreme cases
  43. The internet must be censored to protect society
  44. The police force is institutionally racist
  45. The United Nations is a failed organisation
  46. The war in Iraq was justified
  47. The world is over populated and steps must be taken to reduce births
  48. Those who can – do, those who can’t – teach
  49. Torture can be acceptable in some cases
  50. Using animals for medical research should be continued
  51. Veganism is the key to solving Climate Change
  52. Video games contribute to youth violence
  53. War is never an option for solving international disputes
  54. We are becoming too dependent on computers
  55. We do not really need religion
  56. Women are not paid the same as men
  57. Women will never be equal to men in the workplace
  58. You can’t have a happy family life and a successful career at the same time
  59. You will be happier if you stay unmarried
  60. Your race affects your intelligence

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  1. itanug

    Ok. I use translate and will be good ok?