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Nicole Brown
Online Discussion 11/4
Fri Nov 4, 2011 1:40pm
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It has been difficult for me to try to choose a topic for the argument paper. Most of the topics I have come across I havenít felt that I would have enough to argue. I thought about choosing feminism as a topic, and arguing against it. I believe that most feminists today are fighting for a cause that they donít fully understand. I would touch on points like equality, not woman empowerment, should be a feministís goal. Most do not want to be equal to men they want to be above them, and that would make for a world, not better than the one we live in now. However, I am unsure if I could make a whole argument paper out of this topic.
Then I came across a topic that I was very interested in, gender selection of babies. I think it is morally wrong and would argue against it. It messes with the balance of nature. Whether you believe god chooses the sex of your baby, or it is just random chance, the baby you get is the baby you were meant to get. Choosing the sex of your child might have extreme consequences. I am not sure at this point exactly how the process of changing a babyís sex works, but once I learn more about that I could argue health effects as well. I would also argue the integrity of the parents. Why do they need to choose what gender there baby is? What would be so bad with having a girl if they wanted a boy, or a boy if they wanted a girl? Most people, I believe, make the choice for selfish, superficial reasons.
These are the two topics I am struggling between right now, but I am not sure if I will choose either of them, as I am still looking at topics. I want to pick a topic where there is enough information available to me to make the best argument, for or against it, that I can make. Once I decide on a topic I will make sure that there are many points for me to make to back up my stance on the issue.

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