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15 Southpaw Problems Right-Handed People Just Don't Understand


According to scientists, left-handedness occurs in only 10 percent of the population, but they still have no idea what causes it. As a member of that minority, however, I can tell you that we can't help it, and that being a southpaw in a world of right-hand dominance can be a real struggle at times. 

A recent askreddit thread invited left-handed folks to share some of the difficulties and frustrations that complicate our lives. Let's help spread left-handed awareness and maybe someday we'll have scissors that work for ALL Americans.

1. One word: scissors.


Growing up, there was always a bucket of lefty scissors in the classroom, but they were always horribly abused — rusty, bent, dull, or completely broken. Over the years, I've trained myself to use right-handed scissors just to save myself some grief, but I don't have the steadiest hand. No scrapbooking for me. A user by the name of "tbirdthebignerd" says they "can never find a good pair so I just use right handed ones with my left hand." I'm not sure how they manage to do that, since most of the time when I try that it just bends the paper rather than cutting it.