Global News- A 4-year-old boy was forced by their teacher in Oklahoma to write with their right hand despite being left-handed. The boy’s mother is upset after a letter was sent home that stated that being left-handed is “evil”, “unlucky” and often “associated with the devil.”
Alisha Sands, 30, says her son Zayde had always done everything with his left hand until she noticed him struggling to use his right hand while doing homework last week.
“I just asked if there was anything, had his teachers ever said anything about his hands and he raises this one and says, ‘this one is bad’,” Sands said while raising her left hand.
Sands sent the teacher a note and got a response back from the Oakes Elementary teacher with an article that stated left-handedness was “sinister” and that “the devil is often portrayed as left-handed.”
“It breaks my heart for him because someone actually believes that, like you believe my child is evil because he’s left-handed. It’s crazy,” Sands told KFOR News.
Isn't it good to know this even those that are paid to educate our youth are dumb enough to believe everything they read on the internet? Honestly, it's like the best and worst part about living in 2015. It doesn't matter how crazy you are, or how nonsensical your premise, you can always find an article online that will justify your thought process. It makes it pretty difficult to definitively lose an argument. Although, on the other hand, it makes it very possible for a whole lot of idiots to rationalize and perpetuate their lunacy.
If we ignore every single thing this woman said, then you might actually be able to make the argument that she's helping this kid. You successfully turn him into a right handed writer at age 4, and you save him at least 17 years of frustration. Ever talked to a left handed person about what it's like to write left handed? If you haven't it's probably because all the left handed people in your school dropped out and fell into a deep dark depression. That's how awful it is. This day and age we are so worried about offending people, but how about the fact that we have been discriminating against left handed people for decades. I know back in my day there weren't any left handed desks at schools. Not to mention the fact that left handed people have a natural inclination to prejudice. Go ahead, try to write something left handed without dragging your pinky through it and smudging the ink. It may not be the work of the devil, but it's definitely a necessary evil. Especially if your batshit crazy teacher doesn't come into your life and teach you that left handed people go straight to hell.
Now, going as far as saying that the inconveniences of being left handed are sinister might be an overstatement, but I will say it makes a little sense if God was the one that decided we read and write left to right. If I thought the Lord and Savior was personally responsible for making me left handed then it wouldn't take me more than two essay tests before I was worshiping Satan. That doesn't mean this lady should be allowed to teach. In fact, she needs one of those restraining orders that they give pedophiles to keep them thousands upon thousands of feet away from children. With that said, if this kid became skilled enough to write right handed then she just changed one life for the better, regardless of being fit for a mental institution.