How does one determine what's a decent response when someone thinks that their situation (their class, their gender, their country) is in dire straits, and begs/insists on/demands resolution/recompense, and you think that the situation is unfortunate, but not more?
The response will be moderated by multiple factors - am I of that class, that gender, that country- and more, but it should start with compassion, a sense of fairness. Probably won't, though. We can't relate. My stubbed toe is more important to me than your country's famine. We exhaust the pool of compassion pretty quickly.