Euthanasia For Kids-
It seems counterintuitive that children are allowed to make a decision on euthanasia when they might not by in the right frame of mind to do so, whether that be because of their age or an illness they may be suffereing from.
Belgium has had euthanasia availible to adults since 2002, and in 2014 they ammended that to allow it for children as well. This would allow kids with terminally ill diseases to ceace their pain and put them out of their misery. This would of course also require consent from a parent. The vote was won 86 to 44 in the house, but was opposed by religous leaders and onservative politicians.
It doesn’t seem right for young children especially to invoke this right, as they might not be in the right frame of mind to make it. I’d assume the parents would be against it too, unless they thought it the right thing to do.
Gender Categories in the Olympics
It seems counterintuitive that Facebook has more catgories of genders than the Olympics. We’re now in an age of normalizing choosing your own gender and how you identify yourself. On Facebook besides male or female, there is a third option of “other” where there is a whole well of things to choose from.
I find it interesting how the Olympics, one of the grandest stages in the world, has percieved this new normal. Recently China has had gymnasts who look quite like literal children. Really they could have beeen delayed their hormones, in an effort to keep the athletes fresh as possible.
If Facebook, a social media platform, has all these options for how people identify, shouldn’t the Olumpics do the same thing? Making a whole new category for every event would be tough and strange, but surely it could be done.
It seems counterintuitive that a search engine like google has this immense ability and power in the world. People my age have grown up with Google. The ability to access anything has always been right there. Now in an age where social media rules the world, shouldn’t google lock down on what is accessible a bit.
It isn’t hard whatsoever to find out anything about anyone anymore. All it takes is a google search. Kids now might not know what they are getting into with all of their info online.
If anyone can use it, that means dangerous people or those with harmul intentions can get info for whatever they want to do> Addresses, numbers, and other personal information is all availible for the world to see. Google should take that into consideration.