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Battle of the Sexes

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Discuss or debate the questions below. Remember to support your answers!

  • Are men and women really equal? Why/not?
  • Can women make effective managers and bosses? Do you think they can excel in this role? Why do you think so?
  • Can men make effective caretakers of children? Do you think they can excel in this role?
  • Have you ever wanted to be a member of the opposite sex? What if you could change genders for just one day?

  • In general, what can men do better than women? Why do you think so?
  • In general, what can women do better than men? Why do you think so?
  • What are some more commonly held stereotypes with regards to women? Do you agree with any of these notions?
  • What are some more commonly held stereotypes with regards to men? Do you agree with any of these notions?
  • Who offers greater contributions to society, men or women? Why do you think so?
  • What are the accepted roles of men and women respectively? Do you fit into these roles? Should these roles be challenged and changed? Please explain.
  • Quickly name ten famous women. Then quickly name ten famous men. Compare the two lists and determine how similar or different the people are in terms of career, background, kinds of success, and so on.
  • Some suggest that men and women just don't seem different, but are really two separate species. What do you think? Can you give any examples that highlight your opinion?

  • Should men and women be allowed to fight side by side in the military? Why/not?
  • Would the world be a better place if women were in control? Why/not?
  • Is it sexist to believe that men end up as more successful in business? Why/not?

  • Who do you think is easier to raise, boys or girls? Why?
  • Imagine that two men want to become parents, and two women want to become parents. Which couple would prove more capable? Why do you think so?
  • In your country, is it easier/better to be a man or a woman? Why? Would someone of the opposite gender agree or disagree with you?
  • How do the friendships between men differ from the friendships between women? Why?
  • What do you think about friendships between men and women? Is it possible for two people of opposite genders to just be friends? Why/not?

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