Okay, I don’t want to go full political and derail this thread, but I do feel the need to respond to this. Very simply, I don’t believe that injustice should be a competition. I don’t believe in making personal pain a competition. An individual–a whole community, even–can be pro-women’s equality, pro-STEM, pro-EPA, and pro-LGBTQA+ rights as well as anti-animal cruelty, anti-child abuse, and anti-corruption, etc. etc. The fact that those other problems also exist does not make systemic racism, sexism, cancer, droughts, economic disparities, and so on disappear.
I’m sorry, but yes, to an 11 year old transgender student who is getting brutally bullied and beaten up at school TODAY for trying to use their preferred bathroom, telling them that terrorism is a much bigger world problem is cold comfort. The subject of which country is bombing other countries is a vague abstract they have no control over, nor does it help their present lack of safety. There should be room in our collective hearts and community services to tackle ALL of these problems.
Instead, the same people who make subjective priority lists tend to say “We should be worried about the much bigger problem of X before we worry about something as silly as Y” are often the same people who say things like “we should take care of our vets BEFORE refugees or immigrants,” only to use it as an excuse to ignore refugees and immigrants and THEN still vote to take away healthcare and job support to vets. /rant
Apologies to OP for tangent. Soap box is down. Returning now to our regularly scheduled programming…
Yes, that is a great one!