An invitation to become a party member

In the wake of the recent highly successful International Conference on Men’s Issues, which we co-hosted with A Voice for Men, we invite people concerned about the assaults on men’s and boys’ human rights to become party members. Monthly subscriptions from party members are the financial lifeblood of our political party.

When J4MB was launched in February 2013, we had no basis for forecasting how well, if at all, we would be received by the general public. At that time, the prevailing public conviction was that feminists pursue gender equality, in stark contrast to what was demonstrably true.

Only a small minority of women are feminists. They seek gender supremacy, regardless of the impact on men, women, boys, girls, families, public institutions, and wider society. They are driven by misandry (the hatred of men). If anyone should doubt the truth of these assertions, we invite them to read our 2015 general election manifesto. It explored 20 areas where the human rights of men and/or boys are assaulted by the actions and inactions of the state, usually to advantage women and/or girls. There are no areas in which the state assaults the human rights of women and/or girls specifically.

The 20 areas are:

Abortion

Foetal alcohol syndrome

Genital mutilation

Fatherlessness, restoring strong families

Education

Employment

Access to children after family breakdowns

Domestic violence

Sexual abuse

Armed Forces veterans’ mental health issues

Homelessness

Suicide

Criminal justice system

Paternity fraud

Anonymity for suspected sexual offenders

Divorce

Healthcare provision

Political representation

State interference in director appointments

Expectation of retirement years

The assaults on men and boys are often led or enabled by feminists in influential positions e.g. Theresa May MP (Prime Minister, formerly Home Secretary) and Alison Saunders (Director of Public Prosecutions). Most of the assaults, however, are led by men with no concern for the wellbeing of men and boys as a class.

J4MB is the only political party in the English-speaking world campaigning for the human rights of men and boys on many fronts. We are reliant on party members and donors to cover the party’s costs, and nobody connected with the party draws any personal income from donations.

Supporters (including donors) tell us we can be proud of what we’ve achieved in three and a half years. Donors have sent sums ranging from £2 to £2,000. We’ve had over 100 appearances on mainstream television and radio – here. Countless newspaper, magazine, and blog pieces have been written about us. The tone of the reporting has usually been challenging and often antagonistic, which we expected, but we have also been surprised by the interest we have triggered in some of the most unlikely people, and we can be sure that we have broken the blanket belief that men’s and boys’ issues are either non-existent, or unimportant. The comments streams following online articles have been very supportive of J4MB and what we’re seeking to achieve.

Our long-term strategy is to challenge the party in power (or parties, in the event of a coalition) because only they have the power to reverse anti-male legislation and policy directions.

We’re working towards the 2020 general election, in which we plan to field candidates in the 20 most marginal seats won by the Conservatives in 2015 – the background to our strategy is here. Thanks to existing party members, we have funding streams in place to pay for those 20 candidates’ £500 deposits.

We intend to significantly reduce the Conservatives’ prospects of being re-elected in 2020, in order to raise public awareness of men’s and boys’ issues. In coalition with the Liberal Democrats from 2010, and in sole power from 2015, the Conservatives have been no less anti-male than the Labour party, in some areas going even further than the Labour administrations of 1997-2010.

We’re going to raise our game in a number of areas, which will require a stronger financial base. We wish to increase our membership base in order to meet increasing campaigning costs, and to help build a ‘fighting fund’ for the 2020 general election.

We invite you to become a party member. It’s the most efficient way to demonstrate your support of our work, reducing the need for the periodic appeals upon which we relied in the past. It will also free up valuable time for political campaigning, which would otherwise be spent on fundraising.

We’ve established a range of membership grades, ranging from monthly sums of £5.00 (16 pence per day) to £100.00 (£3.28 per day):

Membership grade                  Monthly donation                   

Bronze                                                        £5.00

Silver                                                          £10.00

Gold                                                            £25.00

Platinum                                                    £50.00

Diamond                                                    £100.00

Members will receive a signed membership certificate, one of the A3 leaflets we were distributing during the 2015 general election – the window poster element is here – and two individually numbered silicone wristbands.

We’d prefer you set up a Standing Order payable directly into the J4MB account, thereby ensuring the full sum of your donations go to J4MB. Our account details:

Account name: Justice for Men & Boys

Sort code: 309054

Account number: 54880968

IBAN: GB08LOYD30905454880968

BIC: LOYDGB21090

Monthly donations can be set up through PayPal, although (small) commissions are taken from donations made that way:

If you want to put in place a regular donation of another amount, we would of course be deeply grateful.

Please email me mike@j4mb.org.uk with the membership grade you’ve settled on, the name you’d like printed on your membership certificate, and your address. Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

Mike Buchanan

PARTY LEADER

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The conference was a resounding success

The conference finished yesterday, and the consensus was that it had been a resounding success. All 20 presentations were well received, and the attendees greatly enjoyed the social side of the event as well. We’ll be posting videos of the presentations on our YouTube channel over coming weeks, and posting some images.

Not a single protester turned up at the event. Maybe feminists have finally accepted they can’t stop us now, and if they try to stop us, they’ll attract mainstream media attention – the last thing they want to do.

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International Conference on Men’s Issues (2016)

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A dedicated website has been created for the conference, here.

You can order your ticket(s) here. Media representatives are required to pay the same ticket price as other people.

We are pleased to announce that the second International Conference on Men’s Issues – ICMI16 – will be held over 8-10 July, 2016, at Excel London, the capital’s largest and most prestigious conference and events venue. It’s located in the revitalised Docklands area of East London, and has outstanding facilities for speakers and delegates.

Our conference room can accommodate up to 200 people, and we’ve booked an adjacant room of the same size for break-outs etc. Both rooms have floor-to-ceiling glass panels on the side which overlooks the Royal Victoria Dock, and air conditioning is available, if required. We’re sure ICMI16 will be an excellent event which will place men’s issues high on the international agenda.

Speakers and/or delegates will be coming from at least 20 countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

While J4MB is solely responsible for the financial aspects of the conference, it is being run in association with A Voice for Men, and we look forward to welcoming some of their key people, a number of whom are well-known to people familiar with their website. All of the 21 speakers are well-known advocates for men’s human rights, and every one of them accepted our invitation without hesitation. Their names, and the provisional titles of their talks, can be found by clicking on the ‘Speakers’ tab of the new website. The conference will be a rare opportunity for you to listen to, and meet, many of the figures you may until now have only seen online.

Please click on the tabs on the conference website to check out ticket booking, accommodation, travel directions, and more.

We are really looking forward to meeting you all at the conference, seeing old friends from across the world, and making new ones.

Why not combine the event with a longer trip to London? Maybe a long weekend if you’re travelling locally, or a wonderful holiday in the UK – or possibly beyond – if you’re travelling from further afield. Click on the tab for a visitor’s guide to London.

July is the best month of the year for warm, dry weather in the UK, and you can be sure of a warm welcome at the conference. We look forward to meeting you and, together, taking the next decisive step forward for the human rights of men and boys (and the women who love them).

Mike Buchanan

Party Leader

Justice for Men & Boys

(and the women who love them)

 

 

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Conference – Janet Bloomfield (JudgyBitch), ‘How Feminism Infantilizes Women’

Presentation #6 of 20.

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The alt-right isn’t all wrong

An interesting piece by James Delingpole in today’s edition of The Spectator.

There are sometimes intriguing differences between the headlines in the print and online editions of The Spectator, and we have an example here. The headline in the print edition is ‘The alt-right isn’t all wrong’, in the online edition it’s ‘Why the alt-right isn’t wrong’. Milo Yiannopoulos and Sargon of Akkad are mentioned in the piece.

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Heartbroken mother, 55, of teenager who hanged himself over false rape allegations kills herself after first anniversary of his death because she ‘couldn’t see a future without him’

Our thanks to Francis for this. So many male suicides have been attributed to false rape allegations. The BBC has never reported even one case.

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Julie Bindel – more dodgy journalism, and a breach of ethics

Our thanks to John from HEqual for sending me the following. It takes up the remainder of this post, and the emphases (in bold text) are his:

Mike,

There was a piece in The Guardian yesterday by Julie Bindel about the Economou case, and the number of omissions in it are quite incredible.

It fails to mention that Economou was clearly treated terribly by much of the media (particularly the BBC and The Guardian) and falsely smeared as a rapist even when his innocence was clear. Just two such examples are here and here.

However, the most obvious omission from the article is the legal case that took place immediately before the libel trial, in which Economou was bullied by the state with bogus harassment charges simply for clearing his name and correcting the smears of those associated with his accuser. The full verdict from that case makes for very interesting reading, you can view it in full here.

Now, back to Bindel’s article and one of the key sentences from it is actually the following:

Her father, David de Freitas, was referred by the charity Inquest to a lawyer with expertise in rape investigations and in holding the state to account.

Now, reading the verdict I posted above, we see that lawyer Bindel uses the article to praise so much is named Harriet Wistrich, and the phrasing in question is quite strange in how it fails to identify her.

Perhaps it’s becasue Bindel is in a lesbian relationship with Wistrich and therefore the entire article represents a massive breach of basic journalism ethics, given that she’s completely failed to name her involvement / relationship with one side of the story and the lawyer she’s promoting. Bindel’s Wikipedia page is here.

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Theresa May fires Dominic Raab

A short piece from The Mail on Sunday (17 July). An extract:

Dominic Raab, who just a few months ago was tipped as a potential leader, was sacked as Justice Minister as the new PM extended her shake-up to her administration’s middle ranks.

Although Mr Raab had backed Mr Gove’s leadership bid, some allies believe his fate had already been sealed five years ago when he called feminists ‘obnoxious bigots’ and claimed men were ‘getting a raw deal’.

Mrs May, then Home Secretary, stood up in the Commons to rebuke a shocked-looking Mr Raab for ‘gender warfare’.

Only anti-male gender warfare is acceptable to Ms May, clearly.

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Lily Cole fronts BBC ‘CEO Secrets’ series after running company into the ground

Our thanks to Guido Fawkes for this.

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Conference – Paul Apreda, ‘The State’s War on Fathers’

Presentation #5 of 20.

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Why MGTOW is the best strategy for men

An insightful new piece by Herbert Purdy.

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The Backbencher: At the International Conference on Men’s Issues – London 2016

A tip of the hat to Elena Rider for this.

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