Opinion | Speak Your Mind

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    Thursday Apr 17

    Is microagression the new racism?

    Ever heard someone say, ‘Oh, you speak English!’ or ‘You are such a girl!’ That’s microaggression at work

  • Thursday Apr 17

    Focus: Children on social media

    The focus of this week’s debate is on children and their exposure to social media. Should parents be able to do what they want when it comes to revealing their children’s pictures online or should they protect them until they can make a decision themselves?

  • story 3
    Thursday Apr 10

    Focus: Women in war

    Gulf News asked readers about the feminisation of war and what may have pushed to fighting on the frontline?

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    Thursday Apr 3

    Focus: Asylum seekers

    Is there a need for a universal law on how to deal with asylum seekers?

  • Sunday Mar 30

    Focus: Asylum seekers

    Is there a need for a universal law on how to deal with asylum seekers?

  • Thursday Mar 27

    Focus: Nature vs nurture

    Lillian Wilson was brutally murdered outside a church and during the trial, the lawyers didn’t argue whether the defendant had committed the crime, instead they argued whether his brain made him do it. According to genetic sciences, some people are predisposed to certain behaviour and therefore, it makes them more likely to commit crimes. Gulf News asked readers if genetic science will lead to a discriminatory world and which is most important, nature or nurture.

  • Thursday Mar 20

    Focus: Technology vs humanity

    In light of the recent disappearance of the Malaysian airplane, the ability of the human being as well as technology have been questioned. In an online debate, readers discussed technology versus humanity and whether we have created something that is outshining our own intelligence. Is this a topic that you feel strongly about? Share your views on our Facebook page or post a comment on gulfnews.com. You can also email us on readers@gulfnews.com

  • story 8
    Sunday Mar 16

    Focus: Technology vs humanity

    Our focus this week is on technology versus humanity and whether we have created something that is outshining our own intelligence.

  • story 9
    Thursday Mar 13

    Focus: Cognitive behaviour

    Do you tend to focus on the negatives more than the positives? There are certain errors in our way of thinking that affects our ability of taking decisions and according to Dr. Jennifer Wild, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, emotional reasoning is the most common error as it makes people believe that what they feel is true. In an online debate, readers discussed cognitive behaviour and whether we should follow our gut or brain.

  • story 10
    Saturday Mar 8

    Focus: Cognitive behaviour

    The focus of this week’s debate is cognitive behaviour and whether we should follow our gut or brains.

  • story 11
    Thursday Mar 6

    Focus: Freedom on the Internet

    The focus of this week was freedom on the Internet and laws governing social media. Recently, a Spanish woman was thrown in jail due to tweeting her opinion about the country’s Prime Minister. Due to the fact that our activities on the Internet can be accessed from anywhere in the world, should there be a unified cyber law rather than each country having their own separate cyber law?

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    Thursday Feb 27

    Focus: Millennials

    Born with a silver spoon in your mouth? Unable to cope without mum or dad? If you are a millennial - born between 1980 and 2000 - you were probably raised by helicopter parents who strived to protect you from criticism and disappointment. Millennials are called the “teacup” generation because they appear outwardly perfect but are easily shattered. Do millennials take society for granted because they are used to getting everything on a platter? Or do we give them less credit than they deserve? In an online debate, Gulf News readers hashed out the trials and tribulations of Generation Y.

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    Thursday Feb 20

    Focus: Privacy

    Recently, it was found that the US National Security Agency (NSA) collected and stored almost 200 million text messages a day from around the world. This raises the question of individual privacy and if that is the price one has to pay in order to protect society. In an online debate, readers discussed the interest of the individual against the interest of society. Is this a topic that you feel strongly about? Share your views on our Facebook page or post a comment on gulfnews.com. You can also email us on readers@gulfnews.com

  • story 14
    Thursday Feb 20

    Focus: Millennials

    The focus of this week’s debate is on millennials and the idea of getting rewarded for simply making an effort rather than consistent performance.

  • story 15
    Friday Feb 14

    Focus: Privacy

    In this week’s debate our focus is on privacy and the interest of the individual against the interest of society.

  • story 16
    Thursday Feb 13

    Focus: Academic performance

    The focus of this week’s debate was on academic performance and whether or not it actually leads to success. According to Paul Smith, author of “Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up”, a college degree does not equate to someone’s level of intelligence or talent. In an online debate, readers discussed the importance of holding a college degree and if this alone will suffice as a gateway to employment. Is this a topic that you feel strongly about? Share your views on our Facebook page or post a comment on gulfnews.com. You can also email us on readers@gulfnews.com

  • story 17
    Thursday Feb 6

    Focus: Academic performance

    In this week’s debate our focus is on academic performance and whether or not it automatically leads to success

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    Thursday Feb 6

    Focus: People who earn less, save more

    According to the latest National Bonds Saving Index, 31 per cent of workers in the UAE with a monthly income of less than Dh3,500 are either saving regularly or every three months compared to other higher income groups. In an online debate, readers discussed the ability to save money and whether or not it is true that people who earn less, save more. Is this a topic that you feel strongly about? Share your views on our Facebook page, post a comment on gulfnews.com or email us on readers@gulfnews.com

  • story 19
    Monday Feb 3

    A truly multi-cultural India is a myth

    The recent death of a youngster from the country’s north east has again brought into focus issues of integration and widespread racism

  • story 20
    Friday Jan 31

    Focus: People who earn less, save more

    In this week’s debate our focus is on the ability to save money and whether or not people who earn less, save more.

  • story 21
    Thursday Jan 30

    Focus: Do small efforts matter?

    Recently, a popular Norweigan nightspot took a stand and banned a winter jacket made with goose down because they were ‘clothes created by suffering’. The owner of the nightspot argued that it is a symbolic act and a small statement on their behalf that would hopefully lead others to follow their step towards taking a stand on animal rights. In a live debate at the Gulf News office, readers discussed whether or not small efforts matter. Is this a topic that you feel strongly about? Share your views on our Facebook page or post a comment on gulfnews.com. You can also email us on readers@gulfnews.com

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    Thursday Jan 23

    Focus: White lies

    Have you ever said that you are on your way, while you haven’t even left your house? Have you ever told someone that they look great, while in your head you’re debating how anyone could ever go for that look? In this week’s debate, readers discussed white lies and whether or not certain situations justify telling a white lie. According to American psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, “telling a little white lie every once in a while might actually be healthy when it comes to managing our interpersonal relationships.” Share your views on our Facebook page or post a comment on gulfnews.com. You can also email us at readers@gulfnews.com

  • Friday Jan 17

    Focus: Can nice people succeed?

    What does it take to succeed? Is it good looks, the sweet talk or good old hard work that takes you up the corporate ladder? According to Daniel Hamermesh, American author and economics professor at the University of Texas, good looking people get promoted quicker and tend to have higher ranking jobs and because of that, they bring in more money for their companies, which makes them more successful. In an online debate, readers discussed what it takes to succeed and whether or not nice people have what it takes to survive in a corporate environment. Share your views on our Facebook page or post a comment on gulfnews.com. You can also email us at readers@gulfnews.com

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    Friday Jan 17

    Focus: White lies

    In this week’s debate, our focus is on white lies and whether or not certain situations justify using a white lie.

  • Friday Jan 10

    Focus: Can nice people succeed?

    In this week’s debate we focus on what it takes to survive in a corporate environment and whether or not nice people can succeed.

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