2021-10-20 02:29:21 UTC
Give it to me. I love it.
I mentioned the other day in the Demi Lovato A̶l̶i̶e̶n̶ Extraterrestrial'
blog, but I can't get enough of the triggered-ness. Enough of the freeloading
made-in-the-shade life right-handed people have enjoyed at the expense of th
left-handed for centuries. As a right-handed person myself, I never knew
should feel guilty for oppressing southpaws until this brave professor a
Coastal Carolina University so valiantly took up the torch. (And a studen
Fun Fact - Do you know where the term southpaw originated from? Supposedly
late 19th-century ballparks were all laid out so that the pitcher looked in
westerly direction when facing the batter. The throwing arm of a left-hande
pitcher would then be to the south-- hence the name southpaw.
When you really think about it, aside from the left-handed batter's box bein
closer to first base, what advantages do left handed people have in thi
I would say zero.
Think of all the things designed with only the 90% right-handed population i
mind: scissors, binders and notebooks, pant zippers. And what about sportin
equipment like golf clubs, hockey sticks, and baseball mitts?
[BTR1701 note: And guns, too. All the levers and buttons to engage the safety
de-cock the pistol, and eject the magazine are placed for the convenience o
the right-handed shooter.]
Just total disregard.
As happy as I am to see society progressing to a point where we are rightin
every single wrong (see what I did there?), even ones nobody ever eve
considered until we started turning over every stone conceivable in search o
them, part of me fears for the older generations. The ones that just didn'
know any better.
Like my nana for instance.
She comes from a time and a land where they legitimately believed left-hande
people are evil. There are zillions of bizarre southern Italian superstitions
and the belief that left-handed people are close to the devil ranks up ther
with the craziest. The Latin word for sinister, "sinistra", originally mean
"left side" but evolved into meanings of "evil" or "unlucky". Everything i
the Bible, and all depictions of the devil, associate evil with the left side
left hand, even the left foot.
I feel like I need to call my grandmother stat, and try to explain thing
before she goes and gets herself canceled.
P.S. - If you're a father and you're not raising your son or daughter to thro
left-handed, or kick left-footed you're doing it all wrong. If you are
competent left-footed punter there's a spot for you on Bill Belichick's roste
P.P.S. - Somewhere Ned Flanders weeps tears of joy.