Nigerian actress, Kiki Omeili has taken a swipe at those who stigmatise people who make use of their left hands- (left-handers).
Kiki has said that people need to stop hiding behind ignorance and say it’s culture. According to her, if anyone says that using the left hand is bad as the culture dictates then they are in support of the killing of twins.
The sensational actress stressed that right-handers will feel bad when they are forced to make use of their left hands so they need to be considerate to left-handers. She made this call via series of tweets on Monday, January 25.
The tweets read;
“If you say that using the left hand to give someone something is bad and our culture dictates that you must use your right hand,then you should also be okay with the killing of twins cos it was equally “culture”. Ignorance isn’t culture.Ignorant cultural beliefs can be unlearned
“Only 11% of all the people in the world are left handed. Left handed people are right brain dominant and right handed people(the majority of people in the world ) are left brain dominant. Bottom line,if a person is left handed,it’s how they are wired.
“The world is generally designed for right handed people so many people don’t understand the challenges that left handed people face.Things like Scissors,tin cutters,even pencil sharpeners are designed for right handed people.
“Think about it. If you’re right handed,how would you feel if someone forced you to use your left hand to write and operate and you couldn’t function optimally? You’d be frustrated,right? Thats how left handed people feel when you force them to use their right hand to do things.
“Let’s not hide ignorance under the blanket of “culture”. The same way people were educated to stop the killing of twins ,we can be educated to stop castigating and shaming left handed people. LEFT handedness is a function of the right side of your brain being dominant. #Nuff Said”
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