“Aren’t there any REAL issues you could talk about – like sexism in Muslim countries?”
We’ve heard this all before. How dare Western feminists in countries like the US care about problems at home when there are bigger problems in “developing” nations?
Let’s talk about what this argument really means – and why it’s not a convincing reason to stop advocating for feminism in our own country.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Why You Should Stop Asking ‘Aren’t There More Important Issues to Care About?’
- Africa Is Not a Derailment Tactic: Why Belittling ‘First World Problems’ Is Oppressive
Alli Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @.