Anonymous asked: people in 3rd world countries like brazil don't have shoes you arrogant fuck.
First 3rd world is a shitty term.
I mean no one is disputing industrialized countries’ privileges’ and shit or whatever. uhm but … there are definitely people in Brasil who have shoes who know what poverty is. ………….just like there are people in the states who have shoes who know what poverty is.
But I guess:
Having shoes = Can’t know what poverty is
One of my friends immigrated from a developing country and she states that “3rd world” is really problematic.
It has postcolonial connotations and also asserts an American imperialist view of the world (i.e. dividing the world into sectors which are American-centric and lumping various nation states into them).
She told me “developing nations” or “developing regions” is a better term because it captures problems within those regions without lumping in countries which are also developed.
First of all, before I can begin- Brazil is quickly becoming a global superpower and has a GDP very similar to Australia’s; a country I assume you would not consider “third world” because they are a British Commonwealth and speak english.
This is also a good time to point out the “#FirstWorldProblems” trend is also problematic- for along the same lines. the “first world” is not the only place with internet access - Those email scams you receive saying you have 5billion USD sitting in a Swiss bank account, and all you need to do to access it is give them $200 and/or your bank account number? Those largely originate in Sub-Saharan Africa; “third world”. The “first world” is not the only place with Starbucks- Brazil has Starbucks.
And of all the economic signifiers of poverty- you choose SHOES? Shoes have been something cultures have been weaving and creating for ages, back when things were positively “primitive”.
Maybe use advanced infrastructure or global economic strength or military capability or the purchasing power of your money in the economy as a standard of what qualifies as poverty- not something so ridiculous as SHOES.
And besides that- just as the original responder said, there are Americans without shoes, and there are Americans with shoes. There are poor people (pretty much) in every country in the world.
And yeah- developed/developing is the only dichotomy I’ve heard that most accurately encompasses the situation.
All of the above, and:
1st world/ 2nd world/ 3rd world dates to the Cold War; with the US, Canada, West Europe, Australia and a few islands making up the first. The USSR made up the second world. 3rd world was everyone else. So it definitely has colonial and postcolonial conotiations, and should be criticized.
If we’re going by economics, the more common term for the era is Developed Countries (DCs) and Least/Lesser-Developed Countries. Alternatively, High-Income countries, Middle-Income countries, low-income countries.
—There are going to be flaws with any tripartite division that purports to account for over 200 countries, especially when those countries are as diverse as China, Luxembourg, Haiti, and Yemen, for example.
So yeah, first world/third world distinction is a shitty awful propaganda racist neoliberal-justifying genocide-tolerating way to describe the world.
I have definitely come across people from “developing countries” that take issue with the term “developing country”, and I assume that they’d take issue with low, middle, and high income as terms as well. I know that no big grouping can be accurate, so I’ve tried to just drop all of them from my casual speaking and writing.
It’s harder to make sweeping generalizations now, but hey, what’re you gonna do.
Tldr but if it wasn’t address first second and third worlds refer to allegiances during the Cold War not industrial status.
As a further addendum: All non-aligned countries were “Third World.” This included Switzerland.
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