The left hemisphere prefers the impersonal to the personal, a tendency instantiated in the structure of a technologically driven and bureaucratically administered society, in which the impersonal replaces the personal. This can lead to depersonalisation of relationships, with emphasis on uniformity and equality, not as just one desirable to be balanced with others, but as the ultimate desirable, transcending all others. Individualities would be ironed out and identification happens by categorisation: socio-economic group, ethnicity, sexes, gender, religion, caste, ability, etc.
Marginalisation is the treatment of an individual, group, or a concept as insignificant or “merely in the margin”. History books are filled with examples of discrimination against tribes, castes, the disabled, the sick, and women, where they were explicitly denied a place in society, water, food and a roof over their head. Not much has changed.
In the West for example, single mothers are marginalised in spite of their significant role in the socializing of children because they do not “contribute meaningfully to society through “gainful” employment”. Individuals living with disabilities stand way less chance of finding work because they supposedly “jeopardize productivity, increase the rate of absenteeism, and create more accidents in the workplace” despite academic achievements, skills, and training. And increasingly, those that do oppose the ravenous runs of commodification and plundering, such as land and nature right defenders do, are seen as a threat, are targeted in surveillance practices, intimidated, harassed, and even killed.