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

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a British writer, publisher, and men's human rights advocate ('MHRA'). My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them). We've launched a public consultation exercise to help us develop our manifesto for the 2015 general election, at which we'll be contesting a number of seats. I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and Anti-Feminism League In 2014 I launched two new campaigns. Men shouldn't marry seeks to raise the consciousness of unmarried men about the extreme risks they'll face if they marry, while The Alternative Sexism Project aims to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more damaging consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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23 Responses to Welcome

  1. Stephen Gee says:

    A donation is winging it’s way to you by post.
    Best wishes for your campaign.
    Stephen O’Brian

  2. Just a minor little fact but your website is more popular than the UUP of Northern Ireland. Watch out for most popular political party website chart at the beginning of each month for your chart position http://ukgeneralelection2015.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. I think your stance on father’s seeing their children after separation doesn’t go far enough in ensuring equality between mothers and fathers. Fathers should not have to settle for ‘access’ to their children. They must be treated as equal parents. Both parents should have shared parenting arrangements enforced by law upon separation unless their is a compelling reason to do otherwise. Shared Parenting does not require a 50/50 split in time between parents, but it ensures that both parents have an equal role in their children’s lives. Granting ‘access’ to Dad, whether enforced by the courts or not, while the children ‘live’ with mum, is not equality and keeps fathers as second-class citizens.

  4. David Davis says:

    Excellent idea, to target the most marginal seats of the Tories. Of course, the bugger won’t listen to you at all, even if he has pretended to reply, which i doubt. Which is even better.

    Of course, as (Molesworth would have said) “efferbody no” blowing the politicians up and dynamiting the Cities of London and Manchester will get a much quicker and more positive response, as the IRA did victoriously show in the 1990s, as they are now in Parliament. Terrorism always, and invariably, pays. But you must not even pretend to go that way.

  5. I LO-O-VE the fact that people like you and your organization exist. All men of sound mind should support this party. We just need more of this and men’s rights will become a common issue among politicians and their manifestos. The likes of Cameron should be tossed to the dustbin where they belong.

    Here in the “3rd world” (Nairobi) excessive women favors tagged as “rights” are the norm. In our new constitution you even have women-only seats in parliament. In university women are admitted with lower grades yet they are the majority in the student population. To add insult to injury, you still have western leaders like Hillary Clinton and William Hague visiting our country and insisting the government must have special projects for women and girls. Now we even have women-only banks.

    I tend to see western MRA/MRM commentaries assuming that feminism is OK in Africa and India where women are “oppressed”. That is almost always a misconception. In communities where women and girls are forced into early marriages, usually the plight of men and boys is never researched or reported hence the biased perception that African tradition favors men. Feminists here are as devious or worse than those in the west. Men are mistreated by the state – police, government, etc – legally and illegally. Men are reaped off in divorce and denied child custody. There are women quotas in everything and no quotas for men. All this is enabled by modern day house negroes in the person of men leaders who pander to feminists.

    Luckily, MRA/MRM is gaining momentum here too. We look forward to catching up with you soon in the form of a party and such other official formations.

    -Steve
    Nairobi, Kenya

  6. estepheavfm says:

    MIke: Here is a bit of history you might find of interest –
    British Branch of International Men’s Rights Organization – 1929
    http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2014/02/british-branch-of-international-mens.html

  7. Dear Mike
    A friend put me onto you and I’ve been reading your site all day and I must say: Finally, finally, finally someone who is standing up for us men and who understands that feminist women are ruining our lives, our well being, politics and the economy. This country has been waiting for a man like you, and you have my full support!!!
    I too am tired of being bullied by women and always having to be considerate when I’m the one who ends up footing the bill. Every day on my way to work (where 40% of my wages get deducted in tax and get pretty much given straight to women- single mothers, those too lazy to work, those getting cosmetic surgery on the NHS…I should just hand it to the women on my bus myself!) I pass the Women in War memorial on Whitehall- a memorial to women, who did what exactly? knit? cooked? Unlike the thousands men who lost their lives protecting us yet who are commemorated on a less imposing memorial a few hundred yards down. I’m not saying women did nothing for this country but lets be clear they hardly made history. In fact if we look at history it’s men who make history and change the world, so why are we still playing this pandering game! That memorial is only there because feminists rallied for it, because they want to feel part of history without doing the work. Same story in different formats as always.
    I know lots of men who see things your way Mike and you will succeed, you need to for all of us. If this country was run by the likes of you instead of these wimpy excuses for men we’d all be a lot better off. History is made by men, and you will hopefully be one of them Mike.
    Thank you

  8. http://ukgeneralelection2015.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/marchs-political-pop-chart.html

    Latest chart is out and you are just behind the green party, one more month and you could be as busy as the main parties.

  9. John Allman says:

    I propose that we (or you – somebody at least) takes proud ownership of the word “masculism” (used tongue-in-cheek to some extent).

    To some extent, feminism claims to be about gender equality, rather than female supremacism as it is mistakenly accused. This despite feminism being named after one of the two genders. How can anybody, without denying men the gender equality to mimic the other gender’s creative use of language, possibly object to the claim that the word “masculism”, as we use it, named in exactly the same way after the male gender as feminism is named after the female gender, is simply the male gender’s own movement for gender equality, the mirror image of “feminism”, as feminists tell us really is that F word is properly to be understood, when reassuring us that we misunderstand what feminism, if we mistake it for female supremacism.

    • Thanks John. The word ‘masculism’ is already in use, but we believe there will never be a male equivalent of feminism, for reasons it would take me too long to go into. That’s why we favour practical and political means to fight for men’s rights.

      • John Allman says:

        Influencing what language people use *is* a “practical and political means” to fight for ends. Win the battle for the terms in which an issue is discussed, and you become able to shape how the masses *think* about that issue, and hence which *side* they take.

        The word “masculism” has been in occasional use for a century, I have learnt. But I had never heard or read the word, before I made the word up entirely independently of others, earlier this year.

        Is the word already in use? Apparently, it is. Will the word be used about *you*? Almost inevitably, it will, if you begin to have enough impact.

        At that point, you have to decide either to reject the label, and become embroiled in an unwinnable semantic argument, or to accept the label, on terms that explain (unassailably, clearly, and humorously) what *you* mean by admitting with pride that yes, you are a masculist. You are not a male supremacist, like some within the broad masculist movement might be, in the way that some are female supremacists who use the word feminism to describe their female supremacism. You are a male gender-egalitarian, who is willing to be described as a masculist, because your position is largely indistinguishable from that of the moderate wing of feminism that understands (or portrays) feminism to be female gender-egalitarianism, not female supremacism.

      • John, are you new to the men’s human rights movement (‘MHRM’)? I ask because the term ‘masculism’ simply isn’t in common usage in the MHRM, nor – in my view – will it ever be. If you want to get up to speed on the MHRM I recommend you follow http://avoiceformen.com for a month or two to ‘get up to speed’. Now if you’ll forgive me, I need to keep working on my speech for Detroit.

  10. With the May elections over the numbers calm down for website visits. so as the other parties fall back you have gone up the charts you are now 5th over taking the Greens and the LibDems

    http://ukgeneralelection2015.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/junes-political-pop-chart.html

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