It was stupid to say that, I was trying to express that the immense physical suffering in the Ind. Revolution tipped an entire social class over the edge. Today's hardships, despite how numerous they are, do pale in comparison but if a particular injury is the worst pain we've ever felt or heard of, we will feel that it is the worst pain imaginable. That woman might feel hopelessness, guilt in regards to not being able to provide enough for her kids and the burden of crushing debt perhaps-- her eyes aren't being gnawed out by rats but for her, those pains are the worst pains imaginable and they are equally paralyzing, but not the same caliber of animalistic, physical threat to life that would prompt a fight-back instinct when the person feels that they have nothing left to lose.
focus for such discontent can arise quickly, usually due to a few missteps of those in power coincident with a catalyst or rallying point for the oppressed. People seem powerless until they don't, and that change can happen very fast.
I just don't see any cataclysmic changes/triggers happening right now, I didn't say she cant' "rise up" with the support of just tens of thousands just like her, what I'm saying is she cannot be expected to and be put at fault by the guy making $21/hr like she's stupid. We can't all be Gandhi, and may not have the willpower even if we are conscious of our own oppression.