How to be a social activist: A guide to the basics

It is no coincidence that these articles were written by a woman, with an unusual title, to whom the mainstream media is so keen to promote a “feminist” agenda that it has been forced to rewrite its entire content. 

The article has been dubbed ‘The Social Justice Revolution’ by its author, who argues that a feminist society has been built on the foundations of traditional norms, while women have been marginalised.

In her article, titled ‘A feminist society is a way to live’, Ms. Dandekar points out that social justice advocates often speak about “diversity”, but often neglect to mention that the mainstream, patriarchal society they are fighting for is based on the oppression of women. 

“The idea of diversity is the idea that women are not equal to men, that we should be treated equally, not discriminated against,” Ms. Maitreya says.

“And so I feel like I’m fighting against the idea of a feminist space. 

I feel like this is a fight that has been won, and so I don’t think we should think about changing the status quo.”

The article was written by Ms. Jyoti, a writer and activist who runs an NGO called Dharani Bhavikya Kisan (Dharani’s Kitchen) in Mumbai.

The NGO has been active in social justice activism since the early 2000s, she says. 

Dharania says that she has been advocating for equality for women in India for more than a decade.

She says that the current trend of gender equality in India is largely driven by the social justice activists, who are making the country’s women’s rights movement mainstream.

“They [the activists] say, ‘We have been doing this for years.

We have a very powerful and successful movement.

Why should we stop now?'” she says, adding that many of them are young women who have been in the movement for years, but they have never been part of it.”

This is the problem of women in the Indian society: Women are under-represented in all sectors of society, from the workplace to politics,” Dharania continues.

“They are marginalised, and it’s time to change that.” 

She says that one of the ways to change this situation is to make the Indian feminist movement mainstream, so that women can feel empowered to take a stand for equality.

“There are women who are active in the community, who do not have any political connections.

So they are doing this as a kind of community service,” Dandana says.

 While the article is written in a way that might seem extreme, Dandania says it is actually necessary for the movement to exist.

“The social justice movement is the most powerful force in the world.

And in India, women are the majority of the population, and that’s what makes this movement so powerful,” she explains.

“Women are very vocal.

They have a lot of clout in India.

They are very active.”