If you witness a car wreck, and one person is laying with a big gash in their arm, and another person is laying there with an ever bigger gash in their arm, do you completely ignore the first person because the second person is “suffering more”? Women suffering in developing countries don’t erase the women who are suffering in developed countries. There is no first world/third world/etc. We are all on the same planet and patriarchy effects us all. The way it effects us may vary, but it is ignorant and cruel to tell a person in America who IS oppressed by kyriarchal systems to stop complaining because other people thousands of miles away have it worse. That is such a problematic and harmful fucking attitude.
Remember Savita Halappanavar in Ireland who died a preventable death because the hospital refused to perform a life-saving abortion on her? Did she suffer less than a woman who died from lack of a life-saving abortion in a poorer country? How about the fact that in America, 15% of people live in poverty. 1 in 6 households experience food insecurity. Households with children were more likely to experience food insecurity than childless households (20.6 percent vs. 12.2 percent). The reproductive rights of women and people capable of pregnancy are constantly under attack. LGBTQIA people still experience violence and harassment. Social services are constantly being reduced and cut, while the rich get richer. America is an oligarchy, which means there are enormous groups of people lacking the equal right to be free from violence, hunger, poverty, harassment, abuse, and violence, let alone the opportunity to be educated, gain comfortable and sustainable employment, have their most basic survival needs met, etc.
I write mostly about America and other developed, English-speaking countries because I live in America, speak English, and I experience and understand the issues faced in those countries better than places I don’t live and cultures I don’t understand. I don’t write posts about things outside my culture that I don’t feel capable of covering. I do reblog the posts from others about them. If you are wanting to make a request for me to write more about global feminist issues, maybe make a direct request instead of framing it in such a hugely divisive way that erases the ridiculous amount of suffering experienced by people in developing countries because of patriarchal social structures??