Instigator / Pro
21
1518
rating
4
debates
62.5%
won
Topic

Quotas for women in high government positions should exist

Status
Finished

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

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

With 3 votes and same amount of points on both sides ...

It's a tie!
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Politics
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
30,000
Contender / Con
21
1511
rating
3
debates
66.67%
won
Description
~ 1,114 / 5,000

(1) I'm Pro; my opponent is Con.

(2) Burden of proof is shared.

(3) No new arguments in the final round.

(4) Character limited to 10,000 characters per speech (i.e. Pro gets 10,000 characters in Pro's R1, Con gets 10,000 characters in Con's R1, and so on) -- anything above 10,000 characters should not be considered by judges; if a speech exceeds 10,100 characters, it is an auto-loss for the debater whose speech exceeded that amount. Characters include spaces.

(5) Judges should award a tie on "sources," "conduct," and "spelling and grammar" points.

(6) For judges, DDO standards for "select winner" judging apply and RFDs are required for all votes. The standards are accessible here (http://www.debate.org/forums/Debate.org/topic/68208/).

(7) This debate does not take place in any particular country; however, neither debater is required to argue for or against this policy in extreme circumstances. I expect this debate to be a reasonable debate rather than one where the semantics of this topic are exploited (e.g. Con can't make an argument that says "Pro's plan would be harmful in North Korea").

Round 1
Pro
I'm dropping this debate because some other issues came up over the past few days which restricted my ability to write an argument, and because I'm reconsidering my position on this issue, having come across some interesting arguments for both sides in my reading about this.

I'd appreciate if Con is willing to consider this a tie and not have judges vote on it. 
Con
I was really looking forward to this debate. I even prepared my arguments beforehand on a word document. However, I can understand my opponent's concerns and issues. I wouldn't be all too upset if we call this debate a tie.

Round 2
Pro
Don't vote on this.

Sorry, again.
Con
Forfeited
Round 3
Pro
Tie.

Yep. 
Con
The end