One takes a bit of pride in one's penmanship, but not for much longer.
One of our 50 states has just legislated penmanship into oblivion. It is sexist, you see. Look at the word . PenMANship. See that man in there. Oh, no! We cannot have that nasty word anywhere.
So penmanship has become "handwriting" in the state of Washington.
Why only for now? Well, many HANDicapped Americans do not have one or two hands. The HANDicapped can be trusted to protest soon. Hurt feelings, you know.
The only remaining word is "scribble."
So one can only take a small amount of pride in one's scribbling.