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Protect right-handedness (a parody)

If you'll forgive me for promulgating something snarky directed at Yes on Prop 8:

http://www.protectrighthandedness.com/take_action.html
The proposition places into the California Constitution the obvious will of the vast majority of Californians who are right-handed. It is simple and straightforward. It contains just 9 words (counting a hyphenated word as one) that are embraced by all moral Californians: 'Only right-hand dominance is valid and recognized in California.'
Be sure to go to the web site to look at their logo.

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xiphias
Nov. 27th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
The most interesting thing there is the "feedback". You've got people thanking them for the parody. You've got people playing along with the parody, either in support or opposition, but clearly getting the joke (co-opting the language of either side in the Prop 8 debate.)

And then you've got people who DON'T get the joke. Like you always do with these things. But there are some there who actually sound defensive about it.

Because . . . we are defensive about it. We lefties ARE just a bit sensitive about being different. Look at the people posting long lists of famous successful left-handers. Why would anyone KNOW that sort of thing?

Because we actually feel weird about being lefties, and want the reassurance.
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xiphias
Nov. 27th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
See, I do well with whiteboards and fountain pens. My wife, however, who is a righty, has trouble.

SHE writes with a "hook" -- her hand hooked around. And her mother, also a righty, has backslanted handwriting.

Me, I write WITHOUT a hook, and am a lefty.

It's weird all around, I guess.
betonica
Nov. 27th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
re: Protect right-handedness (a parody)
I'm right-handed and write with a hook, but not enough of one to smear the ink. My sister is left-handed and does not write with a hook; she hates those wet-ink ballpoints I love so much, because she smears the ink as she writes. I don't know that she ever felt hassled about being left-handed (probably, she felt special for it) but I think she hated scissors with a passion (except our grandmother's special lefties) until she learned to use them right-handed.

All of which has very little to do with the parody, which I found pretty amusing.
wordweaverlynn
Nov. 27th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
You're lucky enough to live in the modern era. Kids a few years older than me suffered for being southpaws, and so did kids my age or younger who went to Catholic schools in my area.

I'm clumsy with both hands, myself.
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(Anonymous)
Nov. 27th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
And we ambidextrous folk feel ostracized by both camps.
mjlayman
Nov. 27th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Deary me, I'm ambidextrous, whatever will I do?
firecat
Nov. 27th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
You don't exist. ;)
ag_unicorn
Nov. 27th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
Wow...there are a lot of nonexistent "bisexuals", then, aren't there? ;)

BTW: this site rocks. FTW. Must repost (if permitted).
firecat
Nov. 27th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
The motto of Dr. Ruth and various others might be:
"I don't see bisexual people."
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wordweaverlynn
Nov. 27th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Oh, brilliant!
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