A day of recognition for all the “lefties” in the world…Including me.
What seemed like an ordinary (and rainy) August 13 day wasn’t that ordinary at all, as I found out late afternoon. Without much fanfare, yesterday (and today-it’s still August 13th in the evening at the US) the world was celebrating International Left-Handers’ Day.
What? How? Why?
I was or am aware of some Left-handed advocacies which I came across the years, but I guess it kind of slipped out of my mind. Doing some browsing, here’s an excerpt from wikipedia.org which gives light on the matter:
“August 13 is designated International Left-handers Day by Left-handers International. It was first observed 13 August 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and difference, who are from seven to ten percent of the world’s population. Many left-handed people are discriminated against…
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