Men go mad in herds and recover one by one

Controversial Statements

Here are some great controversial statements to get the conversation going. Use them in various ways. Give one or a few to students for pair/group discussion. Or casually toss one of these statements yourself into the conversation at an appropriate moment. Or organize a debate.

  • A woman's place is in the home.
  • Fare-dodging on a train or bus is ok if you can get away with it.
  • Boys and girls should not have equal education.
  • A foreign language cannot be taught. It must be learned.
  • A country gets the government it deserves.
  • A man should have a wife for the family and a mistress for pleasure.
  • All property should be owned by the state.
  • Murderers should be executed.
  • Soft drugs like marijuana should be legalized.
  • Beauty is only a matter of taste.
  • Riches are for spending.
  • We are all basically selfish.
  • Punishment never has any good effect.
  • Those who can do, those who can't teach.
  • You will be happier if you stay unmarried.
  • People work better if they are paid more.
  • Committing suicide should be made legal.
  • Royalty and democracy are incompatible.

Nobody has the right to obey.'