Quotas for women in high government positions should exist
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After 3 votes and with the same amount of points on both sides...
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Well, nothing in this debate talks about the US. See rule 7.
That would mean, since the majority of nations in the world are developing, this debate primarily takes place in developing countries.
I do think it exists in developed countries such as the US too, though.
Oh it certainly exists in the developing world. But I don't see any convincing evidence that it exists in developed countries such as the United States.
You don't view the existence of institutional sexism as a defensible position? Even in the developing world?
All those arguments seem to presume the continued existence of institutional sexism. I guess that's where the root cause of our disagreement lies.
Yeah sure, I don't mind that.
I will vote on this and will tie the votes so I get a voting point.
I would've said: (1) This upholds the ethical principle of recompense for historic and current injustice. (2) Critical mass theory, i.e. more women represented in national legislatures leads to better policies for women. (3) This helps break stereotypes about whether women can be in positions of power. I think it's a very defensible position, and I was in favor of this before the debate and would've argued it if I had more time, though I'm now reconsidering my position and am undecided.
I'm really curious as to what your arguments would have been... I don't view this as a defensible position.