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 politicians seeking to placate those women, particularly over the past 30 years, with no democratic mandate to do so. 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 wrote to David Cameron outlining our reasons for establishing a political party, and announced our intention to contest the top 30 Conservative marginal seats at the 2015 general election:

130302 open letter to David Cameron

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

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/our-public-consultation-exercise-2/

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 3x that among women.

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 plan to contest the 30 most marginal Conservative seats at the May 2015 general election. I’ll personally be contesting the Bedford & Kempston seat, while Ray Barry - the leader of another political party, The Equal Parenting Alliance – will be contesting the Wolverhampton South-West seat for our party.

At the 2010 general election those 30 seats were won by Conservative candidates with majorities in the range of 54 – 1,692 votes. While we shall be fighting to win those seats, even a modest number of votes would be enough to unseat the sitting MPs, and could change the outcome of the election. This would 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. The deposits for 30 seats in 2015 will cost £15,000, and while donations are on track towards that target, we still have a long way to go. And we’ll need a good deal more money to enable us to contest those 30 seats 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. You can make a donation through the following link.

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/donate/

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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Victor Zen: ‘Why The Men’s Human Rights Movement Needs You’

I recently learned that Victor Zen, a much-admired Canadian MHRA, is just 23 years old. I’d assumed him to be older. To my mind he’s the most important young MHRA in the world. Should you have any doubts about that, I recommend you watch this:

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The Honey Badger Brigade will not be silenced

Enjoy:

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-violence/the-honeybadger-brigade-will-not-be-silenced

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Paul Elam: ‘Danielle D’Entremont: Where is the feminist outrage?’

An important new piece from Paul Elam:

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/danielle-dentremont-where-is-the-feminist-outrage

 

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Two young mothers who stole £800 of scooters and hair straighteners from John Lewis because security was ‘so lax’ walk free from court

Our thanks to Jeff for this. Here we go again. Why, damn that ‘lax security’ – how could women be held responsible for taking advantage of it? They’re not, of course:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2610388/Two-young-mothers-stole-800-scooters-hair-straighteners-John-Lewis-security-lax-walk-free-court.html

 

 

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Custody battle father’s £86,000 payout after social worker falsely accused him of abusing his daughter

Our thanks to Paul and other supporters for pointing us to this story.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2609838/Custody-battle-fathers-86-000-payout-social-worker-falsely-accused-abusing-daughter.html

 

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Paul Elam: ‘Here come the lawyers to AVfM, yet again’

A moving piece by Paul Elam, concerning a man’s suicide note. You’d think assaults on men by women, and the legal system supporting women, would end once men were in their graves. Think again:

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/family-courts/here-come-the-lawyers-to-avfm-yet-again

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Male workers at Welsh university win equal pay claim

Our thanks to Nigel for this gem:

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/apr/23/male-workers-win-equal-pay-claim-welsh-university

While we were pleased to read this story, the idea of ‘equivalent pay for work of equivalent value’ was, of course, a feminist invention designed to push up the pay of women at the expense of men. How can you equate work done by men who work outdoors in all conditions, with that of women working as secretaries?

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Janet Bloomfield interviewed by Paul Elam

We’re big fans of Janet Bloomfield (‘JudgyBitch’). So when we learned she was interviewed recently by Paul Elam, founder of AVfM, we looked forward to a treat – and having just watched it, we weren’t disappointed. It’s not a short video (a little over 40 minutes long) but it’s worth watching from beginning to end. I’m really looking forward to meeting her at the Detroit conference in late June.

http://judgybitch.com/2014/04/18/paul-elam-interviews-me-spoiler-i-end-up-with-hair-in-my-throat/

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Diana Davison: ‘Ban Bossy’, and other feminist fails

The latest gem of a video from Diana Davison:

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-censorship/ban-bossy-and-other-feminist-fails/

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Janet Bloomfield: ‘OK. Men going their own way (‘MGTOW’). I get it now. If this is the option, I’d pass too.’

Enjoy:

http://www.avoiceformen.com/women/okay-mgtow-i-get-it-now-if-this-is-the-option-id-pass-too/

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