Here are a few simple things that members and non-members alike can do to
help us all out in the fight for lefthand equality.
- Please stop referring to lefthanders as "southpaws" or "lefties." We find
these terms demeaning. Instead you may use "lefthanders," "lefthanded people,"
or "persons of lefthandedness"
- Please stop using that horrible handyman's phrase "righty-tighty lefty-loosey."
This represents a gross misrepresentation of lefthanders as having loose morals
or suffering from disorganization. In general, neither of these is true. We
propose instead to use the mnemonic "CW-IN, CCW-OUT," with the letter count
as the memory jog.
- Consider using "correct" instead of "right" to affirm a question or
assumption. If you consider both "left" and "wrong" as antonyms of "right" then
you place persons of leftness in an extremely bad light.
- In practicing the above three, make an effort to get other people to do the same