Here’s the deal:
I hear of people comparing black slaves to the Irish slaves, and I will be frank. STOP IT. If the Irish slaves were treated WORSE than black slaves, than stop using it to make our ordeals seem LESS valid! Instead, let’s have sympathy for both! Why? Because they and we both went through awful things!
We shouldn’t have to say “That didn’t happen!” to feel more validated, That’s like saying because rape victims are rape victims, we shouldn’t complain about being, oh, let’s say, emotionally abused because they went through worse than us.
We all have struggles, some smaller than others, but they are STILL struggles! We shouldn’t have to try and change how we feel about our problems because someone has had it worse!
And it shouldn’t be a competition, either! Just because someone else has it worse than what we are fighting against, that shouldn’t be a reason to challenge their claims, hate them, and cuss them out because they’re actually going through the pain! It’s happening to them!
It doesn’t make our pain any less painful because they go through, too!
Like feminists. They fight the men’s rights organization (some of them), and some fight them because they (actually some) claim to have it worse than women, asking why they don’t fight for them, one woman said that she acted like she was in a competition (that only SHE knew about) against the men on WHO had it worse, basically.
It’s stupid, why have a competition? Why would you want to have it worse than someone other than the reason that you don’t want to believe that someone could go through so much pain (and that’s still not an excuse)?
We’re trying to stop the pain from happening again; we’re trying to make the world a better place! If you get to the point where someone else has it worse than you, and by that I mean, you fix all the problems that made you worse off than them to the point that you’re actually better off, then be joyful that you’ve finally ended those problems!
If you don’t have it as bad as someone, you can be glad that you don’t have their problems and help them with their problems while trying to fix your own.