Welcome

Welcome to the official website of Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them) – J4MB.

We’re planning to change the face of British politics.

We’re currently engaged in drafting our general election manifesto, and we’ll publish it on this website in due course. We’ll be making proposals in the following areas:

1. Men’s denial of access to children following relationship breakdowns.
2. Rebuilding strong families, restoring fatherhood.
3. Men’s financial devastation following divorce.
4. Boys’ and men’s disadvantaging by the education system.
5. Male unemployment.
6. Male victims of domestic violence.
7. Male homelessness.
8. Men’s high suicide rates.
9. Male circumcision.
10. Men’s health.
11. Men’s lower retirement years expectation.
12. Abortion law reform.
13. Anti-male biases in the justice system.
14. Anonymity for those facing criminal charges.
15. Paternity fraud.
16. Men’s non-representation in the Cabinet.
17. Anti-male government interference in company director appointments.

In June 2014 I gave a speech in Detroit, at the first international conference on men’s issues, explaining whey there’s a need for new political parties to campaign for the human rights of men and boys. A video of the speech, along with the associated transcript, is here. My media appearances, as well as those of Ray Barry, who’ll be standing for J4MB at the 2015 general election, are here.

For over 30 years, men’s and boys’ human rights have been assaulted by politicians pandering to the demands of women driven by misandry (the hatred of men) – feminist MPs, as well as feminists in key positions in state institutions.

The family court system, for example, fails to ensure fathers enjoy reasonable access to their children following family breakdowns. Denial of access is emotional abuse of children, fathers, grandparents and others.

Conservative and Labour administrations have been equally culpable, and the current Conservative-led coalition has been the worst of them all, slavishly following policy directions set by Harriet Harman and other feminist MPs.

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 paid a total of £68 billion more income tax than women in 2011/12 – a rise from £64 billion in 2010/11 – yet their human rights and interests are assaulted by the state they largely finance.

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.

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 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.

We’ll be contesting Conservative marginal seats at the May 2015 general election. As a longstanding resident of Bedford, I’ll be contesting the Bedford & Kempston seat.

One of our candidates at the 2015 general election will be Ray Barry, leader of the campaign group Real Fathers for Justice. He supports parents in custody battles through Court Without a Lawyer. Ray will be contesting the Wolverhampton South-West seat.

He says:

Family Law has become a multi-billion pound industry. The dysfunctional family law system has led to one in four British children permanently losing contact with their fathers after family breakdowns. These children are more likely to suffer disadvantage throughout childhood and adult life.

The reluctance to reform this system among those who work in the industry (lawyers, judges, court staff, court experts) is driven more by financial self-interest than concern for the welfare of children.

We propose a simplified legislative model, intended to remove the need for the great majority of contested court proceedings in cases where parents have separated and are unable to agree the living arrangements for their children.

This legislative base would also remove the need for state intervention concerning child support. No Child Support Agency would be required. This would result in significant savings to the exchequer and would restore the responsibility for such matters to the parents, which is where it belongs.

While we’ll be fighting to win those seats, as a minimum we’re seeking sufficient votes to unseat the sitting MPs. This strategy will help put men’s and boys’ human rights squarely on the political ‘radar’ in the UK for the first time, and before future elections the main political parties will have no choice but to engage with us, in an effort to deter us from contesting their marginal seats.

Then we can expect to see the start of the reversal of 30+ years of state-sponsored discriminations against men and boys.

The challenge will have to start at the ballot box. All the main parties unfairly advantage women and girls at the expense of men and boys, so if you’re concerned about the areas in which we campaign, a vote for any of the main parties is a wasted vote.

Only a vote for J4MB will send the political class the message that their assaults on men and boys must stop.

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 and campaign-related costs. An accountant ensures we abide strictly with Electoral Commission guidelines for political party funding and expenditure.

Please donate what you can to help us make the future brighter for men and boys, and the women who love them. If you’re able to offer us some of your time, perhaps for leaflet distribution, please contact us.

I invite you to contact me at any time. I live in Bedford, my email address is mike@j4mb.org.uk, my mobile number 07967 026163. Thank you for your interest in our work.

Mike Buchanan

PARTY LEADER

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Herbert Purdy: ‘Even the Tories are Marxist feminists – Astonishing!’

Herbert Purdy’s blog has quickly become a ‘must read’ blog here at the J4MB HQ, and he’s just published this. When you’re on his site, why not join us in subscribing to it (no charge)? Even his lengthiest pieces are well worth reading. It’s one of only two blogs (the other is that of ‘The Conservative Woman’) to which we’ve added an automatic link in recent months, showing their last 10 blog pieces.

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Our public challenge of Roz Hardie, Chief Executive Officer of OBJECT, a feminist campaigning organisation

Yesterday I was in the studios of London Live TV, being interviewed along with feminists in response to a pre-recorded piece from Laura Bates, the inaugural member of The Whine Club. There were four recorded discussions in total, we’ll be posting links to the videos shortly.

Not a ‘morning person’ at the best of times, I had to set my alarm clock at 02:30 in order to get to the studios in Kensington before 06:00. The studios are in Northcliffe House, the plush headquarters of the Mail and Independent newspapers. All the people I saw working in the building at that time were of the male persuasion. A security guard was ‘manning’ Reception, later in the day the sole preserve of women, needless to say. The first three short interviews on the topic of sexism were at around 06:15, 07:15 and 08:15, and Roz Hardie was the feminist with whom I had the unadulterated joy of debating.

Ms Hardie is the Chief Executive Officer of the campaign group OBJECT. The ladies have been wittering away for over 10 years now – surely generating enough hot air to raise a fleet of hot-air balloons – and the following extract from their website should give you a flavour of their ‘thinking’:

OBJECT is a human rights organisation which challenges ‘sex object culture’ – a culture in which women are increasingly objectified as sex objects in our media and everyday lives. It is long established that the overwhelming portrayal of women as sex objects in society plays a role in maintaining inequality between women and men.

The organisation campaigns against lapdancing clubs, prostitution – they want the Nordic model which criminalises men and decriminalises prostitutes – Lads’ Mags, page 3 of the Sun… you get the woeful picture. Now the website doesn’t contain any images of Ms Hardie, so far as we can see, so here’s one I found online – it was taken last month – with Ms Hardie wearing a T-shirt bearing the logo, ‘OBJECT: Women Not Sex Objects’. Hopefully, by showing her image, I’m not sexually objectifying her in any way. I’m fairly confident I’m not.

Now we had plenty of time between the interviews to have some discussions, and I learned for example that the £23,000 sponsorship available only to female engineering MSc students at Brunel University is perfectly reasonable, given that it costs more to educate autistic children, and most autistic children are boys. When I related this to a supporter later in the day, he responded:

Dear God, these blithering idiots have an answer to everything!

A good point, well made, I thought.

On a number of occasions during my discussions with Ms Hardie, I pointed to the fact that decade after decade feminists have lied shamelessly to pursue their agendas, they continue to do so, and the mainstream media never (or virtually never) calls them out on those lies. I gave as an example the case of Caroline Criado-Perez, to whom we presented a ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award – the story is here. We’ll shortly be presenting her with the same award for a second time. Along with her ‘Whiny Feminist of the Month’ award, I think that makes her our most celebrated feminist. In the case of CC-P, as with others I cited, Ms Hardie had the same pat answer, ‘They’re only lying in your opinion.’

I explained it wasn’t a matter of opinion, in each case the feminists were DEMONSTRABLY lying, and in each case we’d furnished the proof. All of this made no impact on Ms Hardie, of course – a woman I branded a liar in at least one of our three recorded discussions – so it’s time for another public challenge. I’ll be emailing her a link to this blog piece shortly, and the challenge is this:

Roz, yesterday we discussed the issue of feminists lying to advance their agendas, and I cited some examples of feminists – including Caroline Criado-Perez – to whom we’ve presented ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ awards. In each case you said the women were only lying ‘in your opinion’. I publicly challenge you to email me mike@j4mb.org.uk explaining why, in YOUR opinion, each of these feminists weren’t lying. Our list of award-winning lying feminists is here. We look forward to hearing from you in due course. Take your time, no rush. Will 12 months be sufficient?

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London bathing pool: Babies with penises ‘especially unwelcome’

Our thanks to Ray for this.

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Real Sexism – a new blog

Tomorrow I’m going to be interviewed ‘live’ on television on one of my favourite subjects – sexism – so it seems apt that I’m writing a piece about a new blog (less than 24 hours old) concerned with real sexism. It’s a welcome addition to the library of men’s human rights websites, and we wish it well. It takes a different line from our own website on anti-male sexism, The Alternative Sexism Project. The estimable gentleman behind the new website can be contacted at realsexism@gmail.com, and earlier today he emailed me the following, which is reproduced with his kind permission:

The aim of the site is not so much to share stories, but to show just how widespread sexism against men is, and how it is much more serious and under-reported than sexism against women. I have a list of sources for all the stats and I am putting them up on the Facebook group, it will take a while however, as I have pages of data. I am taking individual stories, however, I want to focus on the ‘big picture’ and show how men being forced by the state to pay for the support of children – whilst at the same time the state doesn’t enable these men to have reasonable access to them – is far more serious than some girl having someone say something she might find ‘offensive’.

I travel the world a lot, and I have found in pretty much every western country men are the ones doing all the hard work while women spend men’s money and complain about how hard they have it, even if the guy is working himself to death on a building site to pay for her choices.

It’s time people realised the real victims of sexism are men, but you don’t hear them complaining because they’re the ones out working and being exploited by a society that takes them for granted.

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Janet Bloomfield: ‘Let me show you, point by point, just how dogmatic and utterly devoid of reason or thought Jessica Valenti really is.’

As always with Janet Bloomfield (JudgyBitch) – an excellent piece.

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Video of police shooting and killing Kajieme Powell (25)

The riots in Ferguson, St Louis, will make more sense if you watch this video of police shooting him dead. We don’t want to make a race issue of this – we’re not qualified to – but it’s legitimate for us to make a gender issue of it:

In the same situation, if Kajieme had been a woman, would the police have acted in this manner?

Surely not. Men’s lives are cheap, whatever their race.

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Theresa May’s proposals on domestic abuse

There’s been a strong public outcry in newspaper article comment streams concerning Home Office proposals on domestic ‘abuse’ which any intelligent being knows will be used overwhelmingly against men. Heaven forbid, for example, that any women should ask her partner for money, and he declines to give it to her – regardless of what she might want the money for, or his ability to afford the sum requested – if she doesn’t get what she wants, in full, and immediately, that’s DOMESTIC ABUSE. And the state must intervene to punish him, even incarcerate him for denying Special Snowflake whatever her heart desires.

Back in January I wrote a piece for AVfM on this matter.

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Our poster on children’s rights and fathers’ rights has been taken down, after three weeks

Three weeks ago we had a promotional poster put up in Bedford Post Office. The design – which has been widely admired – is here. We booked the space for 12 months, to take us past the May 2015 general election, and were planning a series of poster designs. This morning I happened to visit the Post Office, and noticed the poster had been taken down.

I contacted the agency with which we have our contract. It seems the poster was taken down after a woman complained about it this morning. We’ve emailed Sarah Cox, the Editor of a local paper – Beds. on Sunday – asking her to publish the poster design in her paper, and we’ll invite the woman who complained about the design to explain exactly what her objections are.

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Women’s share of income tax payments declines (2011/12 v 2010/11)

In March 2013 A Voice for Men published my article about British men paying considerably more income tax than women, and in return getting a state that assaults their human rights and interests on many fronts. In 20110/11 British men had income tax liabilities of £108 billion (71.2% of all income tax liabilities), women just £43.6 billion (28.8%).

A government minister recently boasted that there’s a record number of women in paid employment, and the proportion of such women has increase markedly over the term of this government, which (through its tax policies) is hostile to stay-at-home mothers.

So women must be paying an increasing proportion of income tax revenues, surely? Er, no. We’re working on the election manifesto, and checked out the following year’s (2011/12) figures which are downloadable from the HMRC website – the key table is here. Men paid an additional £4 billion income tax in 2011/12 compared with 2010/11, women paid an additional £0.2 billion. The proportion of income tax revenues paid by men rose from 71.2% to 71.8%, the proportion paid by women declined from 28.8% to 28.2%.

Men paid £68.2 BILLION more income tax than women in 2011/12.

The proportions haven’t moved greatly, it must be said, it’s the overall numbers and direction of travel that matter. If the gender balance were the other way around, can you imagine the headline of the Fawcett Society press release on the matter? Maybe something like:

Working women crippled by income tax payments, yet sanitary products still taxed.

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Single people will be forced to join families

An interesting piece from an unimpeachable source.

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