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-*'''[[Debate: Random sobriety tests for drivers]]''' - June 7th, 2011.+*'''[[Debate: Should colleges ban fraternities?|Should colleges ban fraternities?]]''' - June 15th, 2011.
-:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03OPcn80Uzs Serbian drunk driver failing alcohol test on YouTube]+:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr2-pDkewSk Yale bans fraternity for chants against women on YouTube]
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-*'''PRO: [[Argument: Random sobriety tests are a just public safety intervention| Random sobriety tests are a just public safety intervention]]''' Robert Solomon, a law professor at the University of Western Ontario and the director of legal policy for MADD Canada, argues that implementing random sobriety tests on roads would be a just impingement on Canadian's lives because of the death and injury toll drunk driving is inflicting there: “We have one of the worst records for impaired driving of any comparable democracies." In a paper he co-authored in 2010, he reported The totals for 2007 as being worse than seven years earlier: 210,000 impairment-related crashes, 1,239 deaths, 73,120 injuries. All of this, he argues, justifies the invasiveness of RBT; it protects people and saves lives.+*'''PRO: Fraternities organized around sexual exploitation of women.''' [http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/05/05/frat-guys-gone-wild-whats-the-solution/colleges-condone-fraternities-sexist-behavior Nicholas Syrett. "Schools Are Culpable." The New York Times. May 6th, 2011]: "By the 1980s, a number of studies have shown that there was a widespread movement among fraternities toward alcohol-fueled sexual aggression and assault, whereby victimized women are understood as vehicles for men's pleasure and bonding. While statistics on the incidence of sexual assault are notoriously unreliable, over the past 30 years psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists and educators have continued to document alarming trends in pressure to have sex among fraternity men, coerce it from unwilling women through the use of alcohol, and report about it afterward to the assembled brotherhood."
-*'''CON: [[Argument: Random sobriety tests amount to unreasonable searches| Random sobriety tests amount to unreasonable searches]]''' [http://canadiancincinnatus.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/10/random-breath-tests-for-dui-is-a-bad-idea.html "Random breath tests for DUI is a bad idea." Canadian Cincinnatus. October 7th, 2009]: "In a free society it should be the case that a citizen can move about at will without ever being hindered by the police. The job of the police officer, who used to be called a peace officer, is to keep the public peace. If the public peace has not been broken he should leave well enough alone, not go around making criminals out of people minding their own business. It is for that reason that the traditional requirement of ‘reasonable grounds” was put into place."+*'''CON: Rape culture needs changing; frat ban is no fix.''' [http://feministing.com/2011/04/26/caitlin-flanagan-calls-for-the-end-of-fraternities/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter CHLOE. "Caitlin Flanagan calls for the end of fraternities." Fleministing. April 26th, 2011]: "The problem here is rape culture, which is particularly pronounced within fraternities. But rape culture exists in many places on college campuses. Again, this is not to excuse it or to argue that many wrongs make a right. Rather, I propose that the more productive solution of keeping fraternities intact, while working to change the particularly egregious rape culture that they so often foster, which is simply a more concentrated version of the rape culture that exists on so many campuses – even those with no Greek life at all."
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 +*'''[[Debate: Random sobriety tests for drivers|Random sobriety tests for drivers]]''' - June 7th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Home plate collision rule in baseball| Home plate collision rule in baseball]]''' - June 1, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Home plate collision rule in baseball| Home plate collision rule in baseball]]''' - June 1, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Child beauty pageants| Child beauty pageants]]''' - May 28th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Child beauty pageants| Child beauty pageants]]''' - May 28th, 2011.

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  • PRO: Fraternities organized around sexual exploitation of women. Nicholas Syrett. "Schools Are Culpable." The New York Times. May 6th, 2011: "By the 1980s, a number of studies have shown that there was a widespread movement among fraternities toward alcohol-fueled sexual aggression and assault, whereby victimized women are understood as vehicles for men's pleasure and bonding. While statistics on the incidence of sexual assault are notoriously unreliable, over the past 30 years psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists and educators have continued to document alarming trends in pressure to have sex among fraternity men, coerce it from unwilling women through the use of alcohol, and report about it afterward to the assembled brotherhood."
  • CON: Rape culture needs changing; frat ban is no fix. CHLOE. "Caitlin Flanagan calls for the end of fraternities." Fleministing. April 26th, 2011: "The problem here is rape culture, which is particularly pronounced within fraternities. But rape culture exists in many places on college campuses. Again, this is not to excuse it or to argue that many wrongs make a right. Rather, I propose that the more productive solution of keeping fraternities intact, while working to change the particularly egregious rape culture that they so often foster, which is simply a more concentrated version of the rape culture that exists on so many campuses – even those with no Greek life at all."
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