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Do people who use the phrase “first world problems” not realize that this is also a microaggression? Assuming that people in non-first world countries are too wrapped up in their ~horrible poor lives~ to have “everyday” concerns? It operates on the predication that inhabitants of non first world countries are in blanket states of “underprivileged” existence and directly compares their lives and cultures to US life and culture as if the US culture is or should be the standard. Do people seriously not see what’s wrong with that?

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    I see the point, but I have to disagree. When I see (and on occasion, use) the term “first world problems,” I take it as...
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  9. truuuth reblogged this from microaggressions and added:
    THIS. This is what I’ve been trying to put into words about “first world problems.” I’ve used the phrase in the past,...
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  12. onequeercat reblogged this from microaggressions and added:
    I had not even given my use of that phrase a second thought. Time to work on reframing my every day complaints, maybe...
  13. delmarasulado reblogged this from microaggressions and added:
    Yo but relevant though, I use this phrase all the time without thinking
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  22. blacknetizen reblogged this from utterlyfubar and added:
    Yeah, but they’re still dismissing the existence of people in the Third World who Also experience First World Problems.
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  26. etta-candy-irl reblogged this from microaggressions and added:
    Guilty of this myself. I never thought about it that way. I won’t be saying that anymore
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