I guarantee you America would have a less jingoistic, less xenophobic populace overall if this sort of information were actually reported to us. If we weren’t always fed the lie of helping the world without any gratitude or help in return.
Wether it's this or dress codes, the oppression of women across the board needs to stop, and telling one group of oppressed women not to complain because they could always have it worse isn't helpful, it's a THREAT. Oppression is not a competition.
What if every woman refused to pay for pads/tampons? We just let ourselves bleed all over everything and walk around covered in blood, making all the guys uncomfortable? How fast do you think we'd be getting free period supplies?