Welcome

Welcome to the official blog of a new political party. We’re planning to change the face of British politics.

British men and boys have been increasingly insulted and demonised over the past 50 years by angry vociferous women driven by misandry (hatred of men). Men’s and boys’ interests have been ever more assaulted by the actions and inactions of the state, particularly over the past 30 years. Conservative and Labour governments have been equally bad in this respect, and the current Conservative-led coalition is the worst of them all, with David Cameron slavishly following policy directions set by Harriet Harman and other gender feminist politicians over the past 30 years.

Men collectively pay 72% of the state’s income tax revenues, while women collectively pay only 28% and receive disproportionately far more from the state in return. Men pay a total of £64 billion more income tax annually than women, yet they’re increasingly ignored and disadvantaged by the state they largely finance.

We’re receiving support (and donations) not only from men, but also from women, who believe (as we do) in equality of opportunities for men and women rather than equality of outcomes, which require anti-meritocratic social engineering initiatives to deliver, cause considerable damage to the fabric of a civilised society, and result in justifiable resentment among men who are unfairly disadvantaged.

We’re receiving support from women who are mothers of boys, and see them increasingly disadvantaged by the education system.

We’re receiving support from women who love their male partners, fathers, brothers, male friends and acquaintances, and who deplore the assaults on those men’s interests.

One area we find women particularly angry about is the state’s continuing failure to ensure men are allowed reasonable access to their children, if and when their vindictive ex-partners deny them that access. Many women believe, as we do, that such denial of access is emotional abuse of men and children.

Our party will raise public consciousness about the many disadvantages and discriminations faced by men and boys in modern Britain, and campaign to have them reversed.

On 2 March 2013 I sent David Cameron an open letter outlining our reasons for establishing a political party, and announced our intention to contest Conservative marginal seats at the 2015 general election.

We’re currently engaged in a public consultation exercise, and I invite you to contribute feedback on the associated document. Your feedback will help us develop our first election manifesto.

Our prime areas of concern, as outlined in the consultation document, are:

1. Paternal access to children – following relationship breakdowns, the state ensures fathers meet their financial obligations towards their children, whilst not ensuring them reasonable access to the same children. We believe this to be emotional abuse of both fathers and their children.

2. Domestic abuse – there’s a great deal of evidence showing women are at least as aggressive as men in their intimate relationships, yet virtually all state support for victims of domestic abuse is directed towards female victims, not male victims.

3. Anti-male bias in legislation and official guidelines for civil servants – these anti-male biases should be scrapped. No legislation or official guidelines favour men over women.

4. Political representation – there’s a Minister for Women, but no Minister for Men. The government should repeal legislation which enables political parties to use women-only shortlists to select prospective parliamentary candidates.

5. Education – a highly feminised education system ensures 60% of university students are female.

6. Employment – almost two-thirds of public sector workers are women, yet the ‘public sector equality duty’ in the Equality Act (2010) allows public sector organisations to favour women over men, when recruiting.

7. Marriage and divorce – in an era when women have long enjoyed equal employment rights as men, it’s unfair that women continue to achieve personal enrichment through divorce.

8. Health – the state spends far more on health provision for women e.g. almost as many men die of prostate cancer as women die of breast cancer, yet the state spends only a third of the sum on early diagnosis of prostate cancer, as it spends on early diagnosis of breast cancer.

9. Justice system – when convicted of the same crime, men are far more likely than women to receive custodial sentences, and more severe sentences generally. 80,000 British men are in prison, and 4,000 women, yet the government’s focus is on reducing the number of women in prison.

10. Anonymity for people suspected of sexual assault – the coalition government committed to reinstating anonymity for people suspected of sexual assault (until and unless convicted) but reneged on the commitment once in office. Many innocent men’s lives continue to be ruined as a result.

11. The business sector – the government continues to bully companies (through its continuing threats of gender quotas) into increasing the proportion of women in their senior reaches – e.g. in the boardrooms of FTSE100 companies – despite being aware of the evidence that in doing so, they’re harming those companies’ future financial performance.

12. Homelessness – over 90% of homeless people are men.

13. Suicide – the suicide rate among men is 3.5 times higher that among women (30 years ago it was 1.9 times). It’s the leading cause of death in young men, and a major cause of death of disadvantaged men in mid-life.

14. Retirement age – on average men die earlier, yet retire later.

15. Abortion law reform – in 2012, in England and Wales, 185,122 abortions were carried out. 180,117 (97%) of them were carried out on the grounds of reducing the risk of injury to the physical or mental health of the women. Of these, 180,008 (99.94%) were carried out on risk to mental health grounds although there’s no evidence to support the thesis that abortion reduces the risk to women’s mental health.

We’ll be contesting Conservative marginal seats at the May 2015 general election. I’ll personally be contesting the Bedford & Kempston seat, while Ray Barry - the leader of Real Fathers For Justice – will be contesting the Wolverhampton South-West seat for us.

While we’ll be fighting to win those seats, even a modest number of votes would be enough to unseat the sitting MPs. This strategy could put men’s human rights squarely on the political ‘radar’ in the UK for the first time. The parties would thereafter have no choice but to start taking men’s human rights more seriously, and start to reverse 30+ years of state-sponsored discriminations against men and boys.

The hostile, poisonous, undemocratic, anti-meritocratic, anti-male culture which has developed over 30+ years must be challenged and defeated for the sakes of men, women, and children. For the sake of Britain as a civilised society. The challenge will have to start at the ballot box, which is why we’ve launched a political party.

Political campaigns inevitably cost money to run, and we’ve a great deal of work to do. The people working for the party, including myself, receive no personal income from it. 100% of donations will be used to pay for general election deposits in 2015 and campaigning costs. An accountant ensures we abide strictly with Electoral Commission guidelines for political party funding and expenditure. We need more money to enable us to contest Conservative marginal seats in 2015 more effectively, so I’m making a personal appeal to you. Please donate what you can, to help us make the future brighter for men and boys, and the women who love them.

I invite you to post comments on the posts on this blog, and to contact me at any time. My postal address is PO Box 2220, Bath BA1 1AA, my email address mike@j4mb.org.uk and my mobile number 07967 026163. Thank you for your interest in our work.

Mike Buchanan

PARTY LEADER

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Video and transcript of Mike Buchanan’s speech in Detroit

My thanks to the good people at AVfM for this video of my speech in Detroit, and the associated transcript they’ve prepared. There’s only one significant error in the transcript, I think – after 16:55 I said ‘policy directions’ and it’s been transcribed as ’14 directions’.

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Sky blocks access to J4MB website

We get regular reports about ISPs blocking access to this site, and many other men’s human rights websites. Our thanks to Ian for informing us that Sky is currently blocking access to this site, having placed it in the ‘Weapons, violence, gore and hate’ category. We wonder who reported it as being a ‘hate site’. Or possibly not.

The related ‘screen grab’:

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Video on the Oppression Olympics

If you don’t laugh at this video you’re probably a feminist, in which case you won’t be laughing often, anyway.

The theme of the video reminded me of a fringe meeting at the Conservative spring conference two or three years ago. I was in the audience in a meeting run by the think-tank Politeia, where various speakers were wittering on about the ‘need’ for more women on corporate boards. I asked the first question in the Q&A session, enquiring why there’s a ‘need’ for more women on boards when longitudinal studies clearly show that one consequence would be declines in corporate financial performance. The ladies in the audience – and the meeting organisers – didn’t look too happy at my question. The responses from two or three speakers was unmemorable, probably the usual guff about the ‘need’ to realise women’s potential.

Later in the Q&A session a lady in the audience stated that as a black woman, she faced a ‘double-glazed glass ceiling’. Assuming she was making a joke, I laughed out loud. When I was the focus of a dozen women with expressions suggesting they’d just chewed on thick lemon slices, I realised my assumption had been false. Happy days.

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Suzanne Venker links to an interesting piece from ‘Women Against Feminism’

It was a pleasure meeting two authors, Suzanne Venker and Helen Smith, in Detroit. Suzanne has just published an article from one of the fine ladies contributing to the ‘Women Against Feminism’ website. Enjoy.

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I don’t need feminism because…

It’s so good to see young, smart, strong women saying they don’t need feminism, and stating why. They’re publicly rejecting the odious ideology which encourages women (and men) to hate men and boys, an ideology with narratives about men and boys which conflict strongly with the natures of the men and boys they know and love. These independent-minded women are so different from professional whine merchants such as Laura Bates, Caroline Criado-Perez, Laurie Penny, Kat Banyard, and countless other miserable women of their type.

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Chinese reserve bigger parking spaces for women

Our thanks to Martin for this gem. In common with most articles about male and female drivers it states that men account for most accidents, but fails to mention that when miles driven are taken into account, men are safer drivers than women. That aside, we particularly enjoyed the following:

The 10 spaces outside the main entrance were provided after women had trouble parking in the standard basement slots, managers said. “I think this is very convenient,” said user Yong Mei. “Other parking spaces are too narrow.”

“It’s not gender-biased,” she said. “It’s just that women have a few issues with vision when parking.”

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Douglas of antimisandry.com explains why every vote cast for J4MB at the 2015 general election will matter

We recently posted a piece explaining what success for J4MB would look like in the 2015 general election. A short while ago we received the following insightful response to the piece from Douglas of antimisandry.com, a website we recommend highly:

Many years ago, I was involved with the Green Movement, as it then was. Someone came up with the idea of forming a political party to push the agenda, and the Green Party was born.

That the Green Party still exists, and whether one likes their contemporary politics, is not my point. I lived through – and played my small part in – the formation of the Green Party which went from a struggling concept to a political platform within one or two elections. And the big point is that as soon as the big three parties saw votes being taken from them and going to this new Green Party, they ALL suddenly had ‘green’ issues on their agenda. Every one of the major parties started vying for the votes by declaring that they were greener than the others and environmental issues are a fixed part of modern politics.

Yes, the Green Party still exists and still pushes for… well, something… but most of the demands the Green Movement had back in the ‘old days’ have been met and often exceeded by the major political parties who have desperately wanted to appease the environmentalists hidden in most of us.

By making an election issue of men’s and boys’ needs, we can focus the attention of politicians on to male rights and the plight of men and boys. When main-stream politicians know for sure that getting voted in relies on them turning their back on divisive feminist policies and backing genuine equality, they will mandate accordingly and start voting in Parliament to appease the fair-mindedness that is in most of us.

It won’t even matter if the EU and UN keep pushing the feminist bigotry on the country: the politicians in power will reject it because they will know that to do otherwise will mean they will not stay in power. THAT is why every vote for J4MB matters.

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Sexual consent workshops at Cambridge University

Our thanks to Paul for pointing us to this story.

You’d have thought, would you not, that women starting degree courses at Cambridge University would be among the brightest young women in the country? Apparently not. Feminists wish to infantilise them by forcing them to attend compulsory sexual consent workshops at which they’ll learn they are never to consider themselves accountable for anything that happens to them – you want to walk alone round a park, stark naked, whilst blind drunk, at 3am? Go grrrrl!!! – and that ‘lad culture’ is to blame for everything. Oh, and check out the six ‘I need feminism because…’ pictures. They’re all idiotic even by the deplorable standards of this ‘genre’, but the two featuring men are particularly embarrassing.

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Women Against Feminism

Welcome news from the United States.

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Simon Heffer comments on David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle

I’ve long been an admirer of the columnist Simon Heffer, and ended my longstanding subscription to an increasingly less perceptive Daily Telegraph when he left the paper to write a column for the Daily Mail. I wish he’d say more about gender issues, but hope springs eternal. His article in today’s edition of the paper about Dave’s recent cabinet reshuffle is very good, be sure to also scroll down and read his short piece titled, ‘Don’t doom us to another Miller’.

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