Instigator / Pro
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1434
rating
12
debates
8.33%
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Topic

Saying terms like "Faggot" in proper context is completely OK

Status
Finished

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

Arguments points
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9
Sources points
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6
Spelling and grammar points
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3
Conduct points
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3

With 3 votes and 21 points ahead, the winner is ...

Intelligence_06
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Society
Time for argument
Two days
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Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
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Contender / Con
21
1690
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87
debates
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Round 1
Pro
I'll let Con go first.
Con
Per the rules(or a lack thereof) of this debate:

Because Pro has never specified that Con should go first, and per the system itself that allows instigators to go first no matter what, Pro has technically forfeited and conceded a round. Pro has just wasted a round where he could put forth arguments, even if they are not extremely well-thought-out.

If Pro continues such behavior, he not would only lose the one point on conduct, but likely the debate itself as well.

I. What is "Completely OK"?

Well, OK means, more or less, that "is justified or agreeable" when used as an adjective[1]. Completely means, "Having all necessary parts"[2]. We can assume that "All parts" means all people or the entire society, since saying a word would elsewise amount to technically no differentiable distinction in any other standards. In other words, "Completely OK" would convey the meaning of approximately "Agreeable to all of society".

What is proper context?
A "proper context" basically means a context that is being used correctly, in summary[3]. That means, using the term "Faggot" according to its definition and according to when it could be used would be within its "proper context".

What is "Faggot"?
"Faggot" can be used as an offensive or insulting term to homosexual men[4], which means using said term to insult gay men is along its proper context.

II. How does insulting make people feel?

So we already have proof that "Faggot", when used in proper context, is an insult, for the sole reason that the definition says so. Now, are insults good? Common sense tells us no, but there are reasons.

[5]
In a verbal society, such as the human one, physical aggression is less often used to settle issues of status: These are mostly deferred to verbal interactions. An insult can thus be interpreted as an attempt to reduce the social status of the recipient and raise the relative status of the insulter.
According to psychological experiences, insults amplifies the inequality of people in society. How is that agreeable? Exactly, it is not.

[6]
Insulting is intrinisically offensive and disrespectful. How again is this agreeable? Exactly, it isn't. 

Conclusion
  • Faggot, when used in proper context, is an insult
  • Insults are inherently disrespectful and not agreeable
  • Therefore, using the term "faggot" in proper context is not completely OK since it is not agreeable



Round 2
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Extend and boop
Round 3
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Still waiting.

Round 4
Pro
Forfeited
Con
(sigh) Extend. This is FF already as Pro can't possibly make a new argument in the final round. I advise voters to vote for me.
Round 5
Pro
Forfeited
Con
End of debate. I have presented proof that “faggot”, when used in proper context, may not be OK, and it went uncontested and dropped. I advise voters to vote for me.