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.

In June 2014 I gave a speech in Detroit, at the first international conference on men’s issues, explaining why we decided to launch a political party to campaign for the human rights of men and boys. A video of the speech, along with the associated transcript, is downloadable 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. 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 pay a total of £64 billion more income tax annually than women, yet they’re assaulted 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 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.

The family court system 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. 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. 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.

We’re currently engaged in drafting our general election manifesto, and anticipate publishing it on this website on 1 September 2014. We’ll be making proposals in the following areas:

1. Parental access to children following relationship breakdowns.
2. Rebuilding strong families.
3. Marriage and divorce.
4. Education.
5. Employment.
6. Domestic violence.
7. Justice system.
8. Health.
9. Suicide.
10. Political representation.
11. Anonymity for people facing criminal charges.
12. Homelessness.
13. Paternity fraud.
14. Retirement age.
15. Abortion.
16. Male circumcision.
17. Business sector – an end to government interference in director appointments.

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. All the main parties 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.

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.

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.

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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Whoopi Goldberg: ‘Teach women not to hit men’

This is impressive.

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Jason Bane: Please tell me more about my male privilege!

Just published.

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Angry Harry interviews Janet Bloomfield. You HAVE to catch this. Seriously, you DO.

Here at the J4MB HQ in the throbbing metropolis of Bedford, we’re huge fans of both Angry Harry and Janet Bloomfield (‘JudgyBitch’). Some unnamed genius came up with the idea of AH interviewing JB, and the result is this. It’s not short – 26:42 – but trust us, if you can manage to catch it, the time will fly. It’s an outstanding interview. Our thanks to both of them.

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Herbert Purdy comments on the CSJ report

Earlier this afternoon we linked to a Centre for Social Justice report on how the government could reverse family breakdown. It’s always good to received Herbert Purdy’s comments on our posts, and we thank him warmly for the following:

“Well, it’s long on description and short of analysis, but it is going in the right direction. The call for a minister for the family is interesting. It stands in stark contrast to the continued existence of a minister for women (and still NO minister for men) but, again, the direction of travel is the most important thing.

When oh when, are people going to wake up to the reality that it is women who have destroyed the family? Women who have been sold the pup of feminism and espouse it with such vicious defence? Women who are destroying their marriages in the ratio of three to one compared with men.

I keep repeating the quotation, and I have no compunction in doing so again, Germaine Greer said, ‘Women’s liberation, if it abolishes the patriarchal family, will abolish a necessary substructure of the authoritarian state, and once that withers away Marx will have come true willy-nilly, so let’s get on with it.’ (Female Eunuch. 1970). I mean, what bit of this do we not understand? They have been getting on with destroying the father-led family for forty years (patriarchy is the rule of the father, not men as most people wrongly interpret it) – and the authors of this report are wringing their hands about the result, when it is all far too late.

The Labour Party (which is ‘The Feminist Party’) has progressively undermined the family, the economic value of being married, children, and particularly fathers for all that time, and the Tories have collaborated with it by not even repealing the damage done by Labour extremists like Harman when they had the chance. Indeed Cameron even saw through her Equality Act when he came to power. Now Yvette Cooper is talking about a Violence Against Women Act should Labour get its dirty, family destroying hands on the levers of power in 2015. This is another planned, ideologically driven, attack on men, especially in the domestic environment. It will make marriage and even co-habitation even more dangerous for men, whilst, no doubt, smoothing the way for women to make complaints and initiate prosecutions against the fathers of their children, even though it is widely know that women are just as much perpetrators of intimate partner violence as men.

Under the combined efforts of successive governments of both political hues, marriage has finally been finished off as an institution and, therefore, the stable building block of society. After decades of changes based on Harman’s idea that there is, ‘no ideal type of household in which to bring up children’, it is now so toxic and dangerous to men that any man would be insane to even contemplate taking on its no-win responsibilities.

And only now is the tide turning? The tsunami of feminism has swept in and is starting to recede. Only now are people waking up to the utter devastation it has wreaked. Those of us who can see, and have seen, the foul nature of feminism, and the untold damage and heartache it has caused – to men, their children and, yes, to women too, if they did but know it. The overwhelming majority of women continue to embrace this false creed and their own downfall by relentlessly seeking ‘equality’ – whatever that means, in whatever is the latest twisted incarnation of that word these days. We can only shake our heads in bewilderment that this intentionally divisive, Marxist ideology has had such a grip on us all for so long.

One day, it will all become clear to people that feminism is a society destroyer. One day there will be much moaning and shame on the part of those who have espoused it with such alacrity. One day feminism will become a pejorative term, and those who continue to promulgate its foul creed will be hounded by right minded people, who are up in arms about what it has done.

And then what? Where will we go from there, I wonder? How will we repair the damage of a quarter of children in family breakdown losing all contact with their fathers? How will men ever be brought back into the necessary legal framework that marriage must be to provide stability? When will women re-covenant to marriage as a life long commitment, not just a romantic theatrical event on the day, and send that signal to men that they are doing so?

The day we get rid of the political and dangerous ideology of feminism. That will be the day. But only then will the real work of reconstruction begin.”

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Centre for Social Justice report: ‘FULLY COMMITTED? How a Government could reverse family breakdown’

An interesting new report from the CSJ, the second in their series Breakthrough Britain. The first paragraph of the Introduction:

Ten years of research – particularly hearing firsthand the experience of poverty-fighting charities in the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Alliance – have persuaded us that family breakdown is the backdrop to so many broken lives. Yet it is still difficult for many politicians, policy makers, academics and commentators to acknowledge that the relentless rise in fractured families is perhaps the biggest social problem of our age. [Our emphasis.] The reticence surrounding this issue is understandable because so many have experienced it themselves or close at hand among family and friends and want above all else to avoid sounding moralistic or judgemental.

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Our first poster is attracting interest

As the election approaches, we’ll be using more of our funds for campaign-related materials. Today the first of our election posters was put up, one of a small number of posters in Bedford post office (next to the bus station). We plan a series of posters in the same location over the coming 12 months, taking us beyond the general election. The design of the poster is here, feel free to print it off and/or distribute it as you see fit. I’ve just spent 10 minutes watching the queue of waiting customers file slowly past the posters, and I’m pleased to report that ours was attracting more attention than the others combined, with a number of people making a note of our URL.

If you have a spare moment, we invite you to send in your comments about the poster.

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Barbara Kay’s speech at the Detroit Conference on Men’s Issues

The Canadian journalist Barbara Kay gave a terrific speech at the Detroit conference. The video and associated transcript are available here.

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Gill Thompson’s petition to David Cameron: ‘Hold an inquiry into benefit sanctions that killed my brother’

Some time ago we published a response from a social worker to one of our pieces on homelessness. She wrote:

If a homeless woman comes into my office on a Friday afternoon I’m required to give her what she asks for, whether it’s accommodation, food, clothing or money. All four, if she asks for them.

If a homeless man comes into my office on a Friday afternoon, I’m required to send him back onto the street with nothing.

The state’s brutality towards men in crisis situations knows no bounds. I ask you to join me in signing this petition, relating to a former soldier killed by the state. Thank you.

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Janet Bloomfield: ‘Yes, Nurse Ratchet, men are stronger than women. Please get over that.’

Another gem from Janet Bloomfield (‘JudgyBitch’), ironically related to the removal of a wedding ring. Enjoy.

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Ayami Tyndall: ‘Like a girl’ and female dependency

An interesting new article just published by AVfM.

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