I love the notion of this site but
I'm wondering just how international it is. It seems to have a very
USA focus and, if that is so, it would be about as international as
the World Series. It really is about time there was a truly
international advocacy organization who would represent the plight
of lefties world-wide. We have lived with the right-biased
world for too long.
Once upon a time lefty's were forced to become
right-handed. This caused no end of problems. Now that we are
"allowed" to be left-handed without fear or favour
there is a much higher proportion of lefties in the population.
Therefore, isn't it time the bias was lifted. Shouldn't we be
able to find classroom furniture that doesn't leave us twisted
and tied up in knots. Shouldn't we be able to buy pens and
pencils, kitchen tools and utensils, garden equipment,
stationery and sporting equipment that suits us as
easily and at the same cost as right-handers.
Shouldn't banks and other organizations have to print stationery
such as cheque books that can be used by left- or right-handers
(in Australia and the UK cheque books open on the left not like
the American ones which I believe open from the top).
It's about time we had an organization that
actively promoted the 'rights' of lefties everywhere and I'm
hoping I've found it in this organization. It will be a hard
road, right-handers haven't a clue of the complexities of life
for lefties, but we have to start somewhere.
|Ii've happened to notice in several left handed
people that i know (yes I'm sorry...I am a righty) that their 2nd toe is longer than their
toe. Does this have anything to do with being left handed or do i
know strange people??
It would seem that you know "strange people"!! Being right or left
does not have anything to do with the size of your toes. It has to
with your GENETIC BACKGROUND or... genetic makeup.
Some people have longer toes than others. Some people have six toes
each foot. Some people are born with only four toes. So.... which
you write on has nothing to do with your toes.
I hope this answers your question.
With the warmest of left handed regards, I remain...
Thank you for responding so quickly! About 1 1/2 years ago I ran
into your corporation when I bought your first ever, left handed
camera. I just LOVE it. I have recommended it to several other
people. At that time your corporation sent me a pen. I think that's
the one on your web site. I use it every day, since now I'm totally
left handed. For 41 years I WAS right handed, and because of a horse
accident (severe brain damage) I am now left handed. If you can send
me a new pen that would be GREAT! I'll enclose my name and address.
Thank you so much.
So happy to have found
you. I have been a very proud lefty all my life. I find it to be a
bragging point. Growing up, I went to a high shcool for academically
gifted. It was the first time in my life I ever saw student chairs
with the arm on the left! Half the chairs in each classroom were made
lefthanded point of pride for me - I have one son, he's lefthanded.
He has one child - she's lefthanded. I know I didn't mention the
other parent of these left handed gifts, that's because they're right
handed. I am the child of two righties. There are more and more
lefties nowadays. There is hope for the world.
LEFTIES SHALL ONE
DAY RULE THE WORLD.
I am a
left-handed female physician. My maternal grandmother and paternal
grandfather were both left- handed. I have three children ( Their father
is right-handed). My son, born on National Left-handers Day, August13,
is left-handed. My identical twin daughters are also left-handed.
We must be some sort of interesting statistical anomaly, so I thought I
Creative Thinking ~ To all those
You may poses a unique gift. I watched a program once on creative
thinkers and was surprised to see that many had one thing in common.
Being left-handed.I read about this further and found that these unique
people pursued their unique ideas and well the rest is history.I now
possess a patent which makes me money in its prototype stage and was one
of the top business ideas in Australia in 1999. More to come. I remember
the tv program in great visual detail but cannot remember the name. Sound
Mark Rayner ~ Austrailia
I really came across this
site by accident. I am glad and relieved that there is a site of this
nature.I work for a very dynamic unit of parliament and am the only left handed
person in the unit.
I never really had a problem with my left handedness, but feel free to
send me info
I am very very interested.
Jackie Zils ~ North Africa
I'm so glad I found the
website.I was hoping there was something like for lefties
Tony Griggs ~ Kansas
I am 100% lefthanded. I also
have the capability to write backwards known as mirrorwritting. Many
righthanded people have me told it is because I'm a LEFTY. I only know
of one other person and that was Leonard de Vinci, whom wrote all his
notes in mirrorwritting. I would like to know if anyone can mirrorwrite
or knows more about it. I have always wondered why I have been able to
do this since I was a child.
Juanita ~ Michigan
Well, you are not alone, I have been a "mirror writer
for many years.
It all started at school. I always got marks deducted for poor
handwriting. Next to me sat Robby, whose handwriting was like something out of a
Calligraphy book, amazing, beautiful !!
Naturally I was jealous and watching him I knew as a lefty I'd never be
able to draw the pen along as he did,,,,,, unless !!!! yup you guessed it,,,,,,,,unless I wrote backwards. I'd always experimented with backwards writing,
even as a kid, so doing joined up writing was a simple extension of
When I got to work, I was told that I was copying Da Vinci ?? Wrong !!
It was a skill I enjoyed doing for years and write all birthday,
and other greetings backwards, in fact notes to people as well, just to
show off I guess, but it usually brings a smile.
My grandma loved it and told me that she was left handed and sometimes
wrote backwards. A dear friend (now in heaven with gran) was also a
lefty and lived in Austria, who were "backwards" in their attitude to lefties for a
long time. He was forced to use his right hand (I lived there as a kid, they tried
and failed with me). Anyway, one day, under severe pressure, he was
write his name and did it perfectly,,,,,,, in mirror writing. Sorry for the long email, just thought you'd like to know. I've copied it to the website, hope you dont mind
bye for now
(I work in computer support)
What a GREAT site... I've always felt out of place in this right handed world,
and never had the opportunity to link up with other lefties.
I've been using computers in one form or another now for the past twenty years,
and of course, one of my biggest gripes is the lack of left handed versions of
top products - Logitech for example... great mice and trackballs, as well as
joysticks. Any for us? Nope!
This is probably the one BIGGEST subject that I'm most passionate about - even
thought about forming my own UK based (and worlds first) paramilitarylefthanded group!!! :-)) heheheheh
If there's anything I can contribute to the cause, please give me a shout!
I am really enthralled to find a site that I can say that I am
a part of. In this right handed dominated world, where right from
opening a door (of a refrigerator or a cupboard) to using a pair of scissors to
driving a car you need to use your right hand more than your left, its really
time that we show to the right handers that we are also indomitable.Its really
important for we left-handers to leave an indelible mark. I am willing to help & contribute what I can, if you feel
I can do something. I shall keep writing. Thanking you,
I live in Korea. and I manage a internet, trade firm. A
name of company is '3DIGITAL'. My working area is U.S., Central Asia and
Korea. I have a lot of ideas for lefthander.com. That is because I also want to
make site such like this. Let's break unreason and make a nice community. I am a
member of 'MENSA'. I invite lefthanders to join MENSA. Let's make a discuss to
develop this site. I am staying in almaty, Kazakhstan. bye!
I say it is about time! I still
remember the day when I first
saw the original Left Liberation Front page. I was so excited that I jumped
out of my seat. But when I tried to email the name I got return to sender.
So every once in a while (for over a year it seems) I would check on the
progress of the Front. Now that we are underway, I would like to help with
any means available to me. I think I will start by actually looking at the
site, since I wrote this as soon as I got here.
I am a fellow lefthander. I have heard of there being a scholarship for
being left-handed, although I have not been able to find any information on it
anywhere. If you know of the information for the scholarship I would be grateful
to have it. If you could please e-mail me what ever information you have I
would be very grateful.
Thank You. Shannon
Got your message to the Left Handed Liberation Front and it is a good
question. WE will do some research for you and we would like to print your
letter in our letters' page. My only question is do you want us to publish
your email address so people can write directly to you or would you prefer
to check our letter page periodically to see if anyone came up with the info
Please let me know A.S.A.P. Many thanks for your interest.
I am Thinking about Joining but I have a Question: I would Like to join a valid forum for the Left
and don't want people who think with their Right.and what about people who join who are not left handed
they tend not to play fair.
Let me take your points one at a time.FIRST: RE; A valid forum for the left.
We are both a VERY VALID forum for the left-handed and the many injustices
we all have found in a right handed world. BUT.... we also intend to have
fun doing it. People can accept more from comedy, fun, etc than they can
being serious. SO..... we will be both serious and fun.
SECOND: RE: ... don't want people who think with their
WELL..... that would eliminate many great people both present and past.
What about the right handed GEORGE WASHINGTON or the right handed IRVING
BERLIN or the right handed FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT without whom... as
president of the US during WWII, we would probably have lost the war and all
of us would be speaking either German or Japaneses.
THIRD: RE:.... What about people who join who are not left handed,
tend not to play fair. I don't know how old you are but LIFE doesn't play fair. TRuth does not
always win out. This organization is mine and my associates. WE ARE
PREDOMINATELY LEFT HANDED ! ! ! It is our job to see that
joins, everyone who visits our site, everyone who even remotely has anything
to do with the LEFT HANDED LIBERATION FRONT, INC. will be treated not only fairly but equally.
I hope I have answered your questions satifactorily. If you need any
questions answered.... please write.
I do thank you for your letter and your interest.
Bernard.... THE LEFTY'S LEFTY.
As a lefty, I think it is great that you have a site
dedicated just to us. I haven't had time to surf the whole thing, but one
suggestion: Please do something about the automatic music on each
doesn't seem to have a button to shut it off and it doesn't ever stop. It
is a tad distracting (especially combined w/the cool animation stuff).
Just a thought on improving - Have a great day!
Thanks a lot for your nice letter and suggestion. We will include a
button that can/will turn off the music if you don't want to hear it. Your suggestion will be taken and you should see the results in a week or two.I would like to make a suggestion to you. please write us another letter about being left-handed. Maybe your first experience in a right
world. What was it like to go to school as a lefty.
Of course we know that we lefty's are more intelligent...talented....creative.... etc. I could go on and on....!!!! So....
Let us hear from
you again and MUCHAS GRACIAS for your suggestion.
Bernard..... THE LEFTY'S LEFTY
Thanks for your comment.. due to yours and a few others, in the interestof speed and getting the information and fun out to all you lefties,the music and animation has been removed from the site.
You will find the pages load much more quickly.
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DO NOT want your email address published with your Letter/Gripe etc. then
please so state in your letter / E-Mail.