I've been very busy and therefor didn't have the energy to write MyTakes lately, but now it's time for a new one. This is my most controversial and unpopular opinions I've. Some are only controversial in my country and others are only it in the US, while some are unpopular in both of the countries. Since this internet forum is American, therefor I'm including the opinions that's unpopular in the US.
This is one of my most controversial opinion in both Norway and on this website. I'm pro-life and against self-determined abortion. If someone don't want to be pregnant, they should be responsible using contraception or avoid impregnating sex. It's because of I'm valuing the human life. In addition I believe everyone deserves a chance in life. Adoption is also a possibility. There's only two exception where I think abortion isn't wrong.
* When the woman's life and health is in danger where it's one survive or two dies.
* When the person is a child. It's more dangerous for children to be pregnant than adults. But the parents should be questioned for not taking properly care of their child and be sent to court.
I'm elaborating more about my view on abortion in this MyTake.
2) Every consenting adults should be allowed dating
I think it should be legal for all consenting adults to have sex and being in a romantic relationship. That includes heterosexual and homosexual relationships. But also incest as long they don't get biologically children. If a sister and a brother wants to date or cousins wants to marriage, I see no problems with that if they're adults. Step-, adoptive- and foster- siblings should also be allowed dating if they wants to. This opinion is controversial in most countries.
3) Welfare and basic income
I'm a Scandinavian social-democrat and my views are unpopular in the US. I support welfare like universal health care, free education, pension and family-, unemployment- and disability-benefits. I think a system like this makes the gap between poor and rich lesser. I'm also for basic income in the future because if the technology is continue developing and the robots are taking over many jobs, the unemployment rate would increase and this solution may solve the poverty problem.
4) Stricter gun laws
Another controversial opinion to have in the US. There should be stricter mental qualification rules to own a gun in addition to being old enough. For example having 20 years as an age limit. In addition the person have to be part of a sport or hunting club to own one if they're civilian because it's the only reasons to own one. If you've no sport hobbies like that and is a civilian, then you don't need a gun. If you don't feel safe enough without one, then the justice system and the police in your country may be questionable.
5) European isn't synonym with white
Not every Europeans looks the same like how not every African or Asian looks the same. Racial diversity exists in every continents. Picture of a Spanish woman.
Not every ethnic Europeans are white in my opinion. If it's possible to exist different "racial" groups in Asia, Africa, America and Oceania, then it's possible in Europe to. The term "white" sounds like a term used about someone who have little pigments and is closest to the color white appearance wise like albinos and people who are either blonde or ginger with blue, green or gray eyes and light skin. Many people in Europe like Italians, Spanish, Portuguese and Greeks tends to be black haired, brown eyed and have light brown skin. Not everyone in Africa looks like Congolese and not everyone in Europe looks like Finnish people. All continents have diversity. Both Norwegians and Americans are disagreeing in me on this.
6) Cultural appropriation isn't wrong
People should be allowed to dress the way they wants to regardless of race. Clothes, food type, music etc. don't belong to only one race. Styles, inventions and cultures can be shared.
As long you're not mocking a culture, it's okay to dress like other cultures. Maybe people do that because they're enjoying and liking that culture. It's actually a compliment. A culture don't belong to a certain race. Thinking so is both prejudiced and racism. I'm a Norwegian and have a Norwegian culture, but I'm not white. That's not cultural appropriation. This opinion may be unpopular among left-wingers in both Norway and the US.
7) Nazism is worse than communism
Surprisingly many people from the US on GAG is disagreeing in me in that. I think nazism is worse because it's an ideology that's promoting racism, segregation and genocide. Communism isn't. Communism is about creating an utopian society with no social classes, poverty etc. It's about equality. Stalin and Mao were two power hungry and bad leaders. They can't call themselves communists like Karl Marx since they didn't follow the ideology. Just because communism don't work doesn't mean it's evil.
8 ) Religion isn't the root of evil
As long humans have a violent and greedy nature, conflicts would happen regardless if religion existed or not. Not every dictatorships and violent ideologies are religious. Mao and Stalin wasn't very religious and wanted a secular state. Yet, violence and oppression happen. Religion may be abused, but that don't mean there isn't any advantages with it. It can give people hope and a meaning with life. Every useful inventions can be abused. Example cars, knives and electricity. Many people in my country thinks religion is the root of evil and the majority are none-religious.
9) Conditional pacifist
In principle I'm against all wars and violence. I think conflicts should be solved with peaceful solutions like good diplomacy and agreements. I refused to join the military in my country because of this. My opinion is very controversial in my own country because I thinks even if Russia or another country would invade us, I would be willingly to live in an union with them as long they respected our human rights and we could keep our welfare system - for the sake of peace. Many other Norwegians would be angry and want a war against the invader if that happen. Especially if it's Russia.
Another controversial thing with me being a conditional pacifist is that I'm in a way open for exceptions. War and killing would be wrong anyway, but sometimes it's necessary to do a bad thing to avoid something worse. I can understand the Kurdish women defending themselves and fighting ISIS for instance. Some people believes every pacifists are against self-defense and that all pacifists are the same. If we don't fit the stereotype, some may think we're hypocrites. Even if we only think violence is the better one of two evils and should only be used as the last resort.
ISIS does both torturing, raping, suicide attacks and oppression of women and minorities. Therefor the victims have no other choice than defending themselves since ISIS isn't a peaceful organization.
10) Asking someone where they're from is often impolite
A question than seems harmless can imply that someone don't belong.
I think it's a personal question that you simply shouldn't ask a stranger before knowing them better. Not everyone likes this question since it may imply they don't belong to their own country because of the way they looks and it can turn very racially fast. Some also ask because they wants to say a cliche phrase or talk a foreign language to strangers. I'm Norwegian and I'm not less Norwegian than my brothers and sisters just because I'm not white. I'm elaborating more on this topic in this MyTake here. People from both Norway and US is disagreeing with me in that and think it's fine to ask.
Thanks for reading! If you've some controversial opinions, you're welcome to share them. Please keep the discussion peaceful and civil. :)