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ITS A RIGHT HANDED WORLD In virtually every society throughout history there has been discrimination against left-handed people Left-handers have always been considered evil sinister weaker or inferior people and many of them have faced violent efforts to convert them to being right-handed Even through the middle of the twentieth century most left-handers were still being forced to write with their right hand While there is not nearly as much active persecution against left-handers today there is still a great deal of bias against them There is bias against left-handers in the design of tools and equipment they have to use and in the instructions that they must learn from We allow left-handers into our classrooms into our workplaces and on our playing fields but we still make it difficult for them to fit in and to feel comfortable The issues affecting left-handed people are much more serious than most people realize There are many things that right-handed people take for granted that are more difficult for left-handers This includes many basic skills taught in school such as learning to write learning to use scissors and learning various crafts hobbies sports and other activities If we dont teach left-handed children just as well as we teach right-handers they are more likely to lose interest in school and to lose confidence in themselves It is not exactly clear how all left-handers fare in our society but indications are that many are not doing well Studies show a higher dropout rate for left-handers and a higher percentage of them among the criminal element and among the underachievers of society Some studies indicate that left-handers are more vulnerable to various accidents addictions and afflictions that can actually shorten their lives These studies are not large enough to be conclusive and there are still many conflicting theories and opinions but their implications are alarming Not all left-handers have a difficult time living in a right-handed world and many of
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