We shall discuss a form of partial physical
subanthropic exclusivism here which does not relate to questions
of sexuality, discharge of bodily waste matter and nudity, namely
physical laterality-based exclusivism (X.289).
The object of this
exism is the habitual use of either one side
or of both sides of the body.
Not only is it 'partial' because a 'side' is merely a
'part' of the body, but also because it always concerns certain
parts of the body such as somebody's hands.
laterality certainly does not solely concern the habitual use of one's
hands, we shall confine our attention here to this
But also hands can be used in different ways for different activities, and
we shall also confine handedness-based exclusivism (X.578) to
writing-related handedness-based exclusivism (X.1157).
(While 'natural' sociobiologists may object that our hands were never
supposed or intended to be used to write with, this is irrelevant.)
Writing-related handedness-based exclusivism is exism re the
habitual use of only one or both hands when writing or drawing.
lateral manifestations of this
serve as good examples for other unitary manifestations, both
physical laterality-based and other ones. These manifestations
are (with their binary-decimal numbers):
- unilateral (12): single-handedness-related (exism re
the habitual use of only one hand, as opposed to ambidexterity);
- bilateral (13): double-handedness- or
ambidexterity-centered (exism re the habitual use of both hands);
- supercomplemental (24): single-handedness-centered
(exism re the single-handedness of human or humanlike beings,
whether left- or right-handed);
- complemental (25): complemental (single-)handedness-based
(exism re the left- or right-handedness of human or
anthropomorphically conceived beings);
- first complemental (50): left-handedness-centered or
manual sinistral (exism re the habitual or much easier
use of the left hand); and
- second complemental (51): right-handedness-centered or
manual dextral (exism re the habitual or much easier
use of the right hand).
Componential manifestations of
(writing-related) handedness-based exism are:
lingual operation of
ambidexterity-centered exism is the infiltration of the abnegational
component into the language, for example,
pejorative use of words like double-handed and ambidextrous.
A similar manifestation of manual sinistral exism involves the abnegational
use of the words left(-handed), sinister and gauche.
An evaluative opposite of these lingual operations is the infiltration of
aggrandizemental (writing-related) manual dextral exism into the language.
Examples are the aggrandizemental connotation of the words
right(-handed) and dextrous or dexterity.
As we have seen so many times before, a god is a perfect instrument for
exclusivity and a demon for exclusion.
It need therefore not surprise us when
or once believed, that 'the devil' would be left-handed.
abnegational exism re ambidextrous
people or manual ambidexterity;
aggrandizemental exism re
right-handed people or manual dexterity; and
- abnegational exism re left-handed people or the use of the