Violence against women is one of the most widespread human rights abuses affecting the world today. Every day, thousands of women and girls are abused and murdered by their families, raped in armed conflicts and attacked for defending woman's rights. [[http://www.amnesty.org.au/svaw/]] We must take
With millions of copies of violent games like Grand Theft Auto and Halo, should there not be an epidemic of violence, if there is a direct causal link between violence and video games? Are kids slowly but surely giving into the violence of the the game and will they/we start committing violent crim
‘Olympism’ is the embodiment of a Eurocentric, racist ideology upon which various Olympic hosts draw to produce a public image addressed to the rest of the world. This has been true from the first modern Olympics to the current day. Should we let this continue?
Parents worry that they don't know if a book is appropriate for their children. For an adult as well, finding a scene of extreme violence or sexual content in your book when you just wanted some light reading can be stressful and mean you wasted money on a book you don't want. The back cover isn't a
There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the demands for the return of certain artefacts, most prominently the Elgin Marbles, to their country of origin. In this debate we will explore the social, moral and practical arguments for and against artefact repatriation. We can discuss their
Love it or hate it, reality TV is inescapable. Big Brother started as a social experiment, but has deteriorated ever since. Now a British TV station has launched "Unbreakable" a show which submits its participants to such things as waterboarding. So has reality TV finally gone too far?
Why should professional politicians be any better at being a minister than anyone else? What extra skills do they have that means they will be successful at running the country? Celebrities are successful in their own fields, they have often taken a hold of their life and made a success out of unpro
Television nowadays contains violent, sexual and other themes that may not be appropriate for children, it feeds their illusions of a perfect world or leads some of them to desperation for not having the luxury shown on TV. Should children watch these inadequate shows or should parents forbid this?
The overblown benefits of reading have long gone unchallenged as have the perils of TV viewing. The educational value of TV has been known even before the first lunar landing. TV has brought us up close to distant lands and cultures as well as important issues. We have listened to and watched politi
Just as someone said "The life was more simple when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits". Is it true that the modern technology has a lot of good with just a shadow of bad or other way around. Does the fast advancement of technology make life lot easier or more complicated?
English has in the 20th century become the global language. It is the language of trade, diplomacy and the internet. However the increase in international languages, in particular English but also Spanish and Mandarin marginalise smaller languages even within their own homelands. In Indonesia Bahasa
What is slang? A colloquial perversion of a language suited to common usage by different groups of people using the language. This definition is too general as it includes various dialects,secret codes and languages within languages that do not really count as slang. So will define slang as
The latest version of Kindle, an online newspaper and magazine repository developed by Amazon, is predicted to 'revolutionise publishing' It can hold up to 1,500 titles, all of which can be downloaded in less than 60 seconds. They vary in cost but most are free. Many people already buy e-Books and
We have it on good authority that the commercialization of festivals and holidays - and objection to the commercialization of festivals and holidays - are ancient. Jesus of Nazareth disrupted a Passover celebration 2,000 years ago when he chased the money changers from the Temple at Jerusalem and sa
Celebrities are everywhere in modern society, and this cannot be denied. Their antics, be it drink-driving or drug-taking, make the front pages of newspapers and are discussed on the Web. But should we punish them more harshly for drug (legal and illegal) abuse?
Should there be a minimum weight limit for professional models? In our modern and media influenced society there is an increasing presentation of beauty in women, using extremely thin models. Petite, skinny and beautiful models are frequently size zero (UK size 4) and labelled as such, promote th