Unpopular Opinions, Defended

  1. Children and pets shouldn't be spanked.
    I consider spanking to be violent and I don't understand what good comes out of trying to teach a living thing something using violence. This applies especially to teaching kids not to hit and dogs not to bite. It doesn't make sense to me.
  2. Balloons are unnecessary.
    They're wasteful and they make me uncomfortable. I also get incredibly sad when I see people intentionally letting them go outside. Where do we think these balloons end up?
  3. Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly was just okay.
    It's funky, it's politically charged, and it's definitely an important album but I don't believe it deserved to win Album of the Year. The actual solid raps on the album are few and far between and the fact that it sounds so theatrical makes it seem all over the place at times. Give me good kid, m.A.A.d city any day.
  4. Cruises are fun once.
    I'm confused by the concept of paying for the same vacation over and over and calling it traveling. I did it once and if I never do it again, I'll be fine.
  5. Febreeze shouldn't be a part of any cleaning routine.
    It's not a cleaner! Find the source of the unpleasant smell and clean! Don't just cover it up!
  6. Forever 21 sucks.
    The fast fashion industry in general actually sucks so Forever 21 could easily be replaced with any major chain retail store here. The clothing is cheaply made, and by that I mean it is literally made for pennies and rarely designed to outlast the season in which it was manufactured. The quality of the clothing is as poor as the people who spend their lives making it.
  7. Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    I don't judge those who choose to partake and I don't care if you think it makes you smarter, more focused, less anxious, etc. If you're not a child and you're not putting others in danger, do you.
  8. Gender reveal parties are ridiculous.
    The sooner we collectively start thinking of gender as fluid instead of a strictly black and white (or blue and pink) identity, the better our world will be. Forcing such rigid gender expectations on children before he/she/they are even born seems both cruel and antiquated in 2016.
  9. Motorcycles are too dangerous.
    I don't understand how the benefits could possibly outweigh the risks here.
  10. Calzones are better than pizza and burrito bowls are better than burritos.
    It's more food! Coming from someone who loves both pizza and burritos, this is just the hard truth.
  11. Monday is the best day.
    It's a fresh start every week. Give it a break.
  12. Leggings are pants if you want them to be pants.
    Why can't we all just wear whatever we want without all the judgment and snarky Facebook posts from the people around us? I was once unfriended on Facebook for mentioning this concept in response to a snarky post about leggings so I know this opinion is unpopular but seriously, can we try this out? I promise I'm right.
  13. Jury duty is an underrated rite of passage.
    Paperwork, heels clicking on courthouse floors, briefcases, missing work... The possibilities are endless. Sign me up.
  14. Dog breeding shouldn't be a thing.
    I don't care that you're licensed and responsible and that you claim to treat your animals like family. This is an opinion I cannot logically budge on while shelters all over the country remain full. Also for the record, family doesn't continually breed family to turn around and sell family at a profit. This brings me to my final unpopular opinion...
  15. Animals are not ours.
    This is a general opinion that probably encompasses all you're assuming it does. I don't think we should be eating them, hunting them, paying to watch them do flips, domesticating them, wearing them, or doing experiments on them.