Instigator / Pro
76
1553
rating
24
debates
56.25%
won
Topic

Sex is not binary

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
33
33
Sources points
22
22
Spelling and grammar points
11
11
Conduct points
10
10

With 11 votes and same amount of points on both sides ...

It's a tie!
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Science
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Con
76
1500
rating
5
debates
50.0%
won
Description
~ 888 / 5,000

Background: Previously, the "sex" drop-down menu on the profile page listed male/female as the only options. A user suggested that an "other" option should be included. This has caused, in one way or another, contentious discussions in the forums. Eventually the "other" option was added.

This debate is an open challenge to those on the forums espousing ignorant and backward views.

Warning: The resolution is easy to prove. If you accept this debate, then you will probably lose.

Resolution: Sex is not binary

Definitions -

Sex: Either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions.

Binary: Illustratively, think of binary numbers: zero or one. True or false. One or the other. No middle ground.

Rules:

Round 1: Opening cases only

Round 2: Rebuttals only. No new arguments.

Round 1
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Forfeited