An invitation to become a party member

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 is demonstrably true.

Feminists seek gender supremacy, regardless of the impact on men, boys, nuclear families, public institutions… and they’re 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 outlines 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. These assaults are mostly at the behest of feminists, many of them in very influential positions (e.g. Theresa May MP, Home Secretary, and Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions).

J4MB remains 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 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 two 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 – details here. We intend to significantly reduce the Conservatives’ prospects of being re-elected, 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’ll need £10,000 to fund 20 candidates’ deposits in 2020, and a further £40,000 to finance the printing and distribution of their campaign literature.

We’re introducing party membership, as we feel it’s the most appropriate way to guarantee reliable cash flows over the longer term, thus obviating the hand-to-mouth approach upon which we’ve relied in the past. It will also free up valuable time for political campaigning which would otherwise be spent on uncertain crowd-funding campaigns.

We’re establishing a range of membership grades, ranging from £8.33pcm (just 27 pence per day) to £50.00pcm. If a standing order for £8.33pcm is set up now (or very shortly), a sum of £500 will be raised by May 2020, enough to fund one candidate’s deposit. Multiples of £8.33 will fund more deposits.

We’re ‘ring fencing’ the first members’ donations, to ensure that the 20 candidates’ deposits will be in place in 2020. Further members’ donations will be used to fund our campaigning work, and the cost of literature printing and distribution.

Membership grade                  Monthly donation                   Deposit(s) funded

Bronze                                                          £8.33                                                      1

Silver                                                           £16.66                                                      2

Gold                                                            £25.00                                                      3

Platinum                                                   £50.00                                                       6

Members will receive a signed membership certificate, a copy of the A3 leaflets we distributed in 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 every penny goes to J4MB. Our account details:

Account name: Justice for Men and Boys 2020

Sort code: 309054

Account number: 65060868

IBAN: GB65LOYD30905465060868

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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Welcome

Welcome to the official website of Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them) – J4MB – the only political party in the English-speaking world campaigning for an end to state assaults on the human rights of men and boys.

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

We’re currently engaged in drafting our general election manifesto, and we plan to publish it on this site on 14 December. We’ll be making proposals in the following areas:

1. Abortion
2. Foetal alcohol syndrome
3. Genital mutilation
4. Fatherlessness
5. Education
6. Employment
7. Access to children
8. Sexual abuse
9. Ex-Armed Forces personnel with mental health disorders (including PTSD)
10. Homelessness
11. Suicide
12. Criminal justice system bias
13. Reproductive rights
14. Paternity fraud
15. Anonymity for those suspected of having committed sexual offences
16. Financial settlements following divorce
17. Healthcare
18. Political representation
19. Government interference in company director appointments
20. Retirement years expectation

In June 2014 I gave a speech at the first international conference on men’s issues, in Detroit, explaining why 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 also be standing as a candidate 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 and their children enjoy reasonable access to each other 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 two adjacent highly marginal Conservative and Labour seats near Nottingham at the 2015 general election. I’ll be standing in Ashfield, the seat of Gloria de Piero, the Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities. She retained the seat for Labour – historically, a safe Labour seat – at the 2010 general election with a majority of only 192 votes.

Our other candidate 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.

While we’ll be fighting to win seats, the prime objective will be to contribute to MPs in marginal constituencies losing their seats, to protest at their parties’ relentless pursuit of anti-male agendas. We’re still in the early stages of the awareness building phase of our strategy. In future elections, when we’ll field many more candidates in general 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 classes 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. 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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It’s NOT about the nail

A hilarious video (1:41) with an important message.

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The trouble with Therese St Clair Marshall, and its happy ending

Our thanks to K for pointing us to this story.

Therese St Clair Marshall, 43, was in a childless seven-year-long marriage to a businessman before he filed for divorce. A Daily Mail piece on the story, published eight days ago, is here. A female judge generously awarded her £650,000, equivalent to around £93,000 for each year of the marriage, her reward for… er… being married to a well-off man for seven years. Nice work, if you can get it.

The same judge ordered the sale of the £2 million West London town house they had occupied, towards which she had made no capital contribution whatsoever. From the article:

Mrs Marshall took her stand after Judge Wood ordered that the house be sold and the cash divided so that the former couple could achieve a ‘clean break.’ She ‘didn’t co-operate and didn’t comply’ with orders to give keys to the house to her ex and estate agents and refused to let in those attempting to value and market the property. A further order demanding that keys be sent to her husband’s lawyers, along with his business mail, was also ignored.

That led to a judge finding her in contempt of court and, in November last year, her arrest was ordered and baillifs were sent to her door. After her latest appeal failed, Mrs Marshall has been told she must leave this valuable west London house to allow both parties to ‘move on’.

However, Ann Hussey QC, for Mr Marshall, said their attempt to dislodge her proved unsuccessful. The bailiffs retreated after one of them was injured by a heavy object falling on his head from an upper floor of the house, she added.

As a result of her resistance, the barrister said the wife now has a seven-day prison sentence hanging over her for her contempt. Mrs Marshall had told the county court judge: ‘Send me to prison… Just do it, come on do it, I dare you.’

Fortunately the story had a happy ending. You have to feel sorry for Toto, though, don’t you? We shall try to track down Mr Marshall, and email him a link to our website Men Shouldn’t Marry.

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Herbert Purdy: The exquisite beauty of fatherliness

A moving and well-argued piece from Herbert Purdy.

In common with Herbert, many have noticed that all, or virtually all, prominent feminists have (or had) a non-existent or poor relationship with their fathers. In January 2014 I was in a debate (along with Swayne O’Pie) at Durham University, arguing for a motion, while Julie Bindel and another woman were arguing against it.

In the course of my summing-up I referred to the website content of an organization Bindel had co-founded many years earlier, Justice for Women. She shouted ‘Lies!’ and made further remarks to the 300+ audience, mostly students. She later privately apologised to me for her error in the course of a phone call, but declined to make a public apology, despite my repeated requests. The full story is here.

I mention the story because after the debate we went to a bar and met a number of students. Some had accents so posh they made David Cameron sound distinctly proletarian by comparison. Five or six feminists were among those who came to talk with Swayne and myself, and all offered the information – unprompted – that they came from broken homes.

Given the loathing that feminists have for the nuclear family, it seems clear to me that a key psychological driver behind feminism is jealousy. Feminists are jealous of women who have warm and loving relationships with their fathers.

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Female Frankfurters have wide pink parking spaces (no, that’s not a euphemism)

Our thanks to Lars, one of our many Scandinavian supporters, for this.

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Janet Bloomfield offers her Kindle e-book ‘The Fitness Test’ free for the next five days

I probably don’t need to explain that you can read Kindle e-books (and other e-books, for that matter) on PCs and other devices through excellent software that’s free to download. So you may be interested to learn that the estimable Janet Bloomfield (Judgy Bitch) is generously offering her e-book The Fitness Test for free on Amazon for the coming five days. The length is equivalent to a 172-page paperback. A link to the Amazon UK web page for ordering the book is here.

I learned of the offer in the course of reading Janet’s latest blog piece, here.

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Tom Golden: The making of gynocentric foot soldiers

Tom Golden is an American psychotherapist, and runs the blog Men Are Good. His YouTube library is here.

Tom’s pieces are always worth catching, and his latest is no exception.

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Non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors – our letters to Jewish and Muslim clerics and organizations, and a response from Milah UK

We’re stepping up our efforts to have non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors in the UK declared illegal, and this will be our #1 campaigning issue for the foreseeable future. We recently publicly challenged Alison Saunders and Theresa May MP on the matter.

A few days ago we emailed letters to leading Jewish and Muslim clerics, organizations, and newspapers. The one we sent to Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is here, and the (very similar) one we sent to Dr Omar El-Hamdoon (President, Muslim Association of Britain) is here.

We’ve just received our first response, from an organization we didn’t write to. It’s a letter signed by the Co-Chairmen of Milah UK, Prof. David Katz and Dr. Simon Hochhauser. They describe the organization in the following terms:

Milah UK is the campaign group set up by the organizations of the Jewish community in the UK to promote and protect the right of the Jewish community to carry out religious circumcisions in accordance with our religious beliefs.

The letter is here, and it’s been posted here with the kind permission of the organization. Our response is here, and it ends with the following:

Your lack of humanity towards male minors only reinforces our determination to have non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors declared illegal in the UK, so that future generations of Jewish men and boys will not have to suffer as their predecessors have. Along with a number of other organizations, we shall work tirelessly towards that goal, for as long as it takes. When that happy day arrives – as it surely will – you’ll need to find something to replace the mutilation of baby boys’ genitals as ‘the most important, recognizable and indeed celebrated element of Jewish culture’.

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Young American woman films her bid to win a ‘Gormless Feminist of the Month’ award, claiming, ‘You’re raping me. This is rape. This is rape. This is rape.’

Well, this video (5:49) is interesting. A young American woman in a car resists arrest by a policeman – throughout the exchange he displays the patience of a saint, it has to be said – and she records the encounter, in a transparent bid to win a ‘Gormless Feminist of the Month’ award. At 1:40:

I am not a US citizen. I am a free inhabitant. I am of the Earth. I do not belong to any corporation. I do not belong to any country. A free inhabitant is… is… is… they are free people, they have all the rights of a US citizen without following any of their laws.

Displaying admirable control, the policeman drily responds:

Well, that would be pure anarchy, if that were the case.

At 3:21 she makes some dubious claims, all things considered:

You’re raping me. This is rape. This is rape. This is rape.

She then screams. At 5:04, the high point of her bid to win our award:

Policeman: You’re under arrest.
Woman: No, I’m not.

It turns out he was right, and she was wrong.

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The future direction of AVfM

An interesting piece from Paul Elam. From near the end:

Now that we have established a business structure, a way to support AVfM Operations and Education, LLCs, which means the expense of running A Voice for Men, it is time for us to forge ahead with changing the (cultural) narrative in more focused ways.

The tl;dr on that is that we are refitting the AVFM ship for furthering a narrative change deeper in the culture. This primarily involves pushing into the medical and mental health establishments with vocal and forceful challenges to the gynocentrism and ideology that permeates them.

That includes the sexual mutilation of children for religious, traditional or aesthetic reasons.  It also includes the upcoming mental health network for men, which I assure you will be no wallflower in the discussion of men’s mental health issues. You can expect some fireworks there.

This fits in well with our own increasing focus on MGM.

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The Department for Education doesn’t consider boys’ under-achievement in schools as a matter of the slightest concern

William Collins was the author of two important pieces about the education gender gap, which leads to about 60% of university places going to women, The trouble with boys in education and Teachers’ unfairness to boys?. In the first piece he showed that the gender gap first emerged in 1987/8, the same year O Levels were replaced by GCSEs. Continuous assessments are integral to GCSEs, and this led directly and inevitably to the gender gap, because they allowed teachers’ anti-male marking bias to manifest itself in a way that hadn’t been possible with O Levels.

The education gender gap has been with us ever since, and we wouldn’t expect Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary as well as Minister for Women & Equalities, to give a damn about the matter. All the same, we publicly challenged her last month, and asked for some questions to be answered under the FoI Act – here. The letter included links to the two pieces by William Collins.

We’ve just received a response from the Department for Education. Our first two questions were about initiatives encouraging boys and girls to study subjects historically regarded as largely the preserve of the opposite sex. The response points to two initiatives, which together will cost taxpayers £7.1 million in the current financial year. They are aimed at increasing participation of both boys and girls in mathematics and physics A levels, ‘… but they do place some additional emphasis on addressing the low proportion of girls progressing to these A levels’. We picked Psychology and English Literature as female-dominated fields, and needless to say, no initiatives are in place to encourage more boys to study these subjects.

Our third question was:

Does the DfE recognize boys’ underachievement as a problem to be addressed, and if so, what initiatives are in place, and how much is budgeted for them in 2015/16?

The first part of the question wasn’t addressed, but we can infer the attitude of the DfE from the following:

The Department does not fund any initiatives that just focus on addressing boys’ underachievement. The Government’s education reforms are designed to ensure that all children, whatever their gender, have the opportunity to attain well at school.

Our fourth question was:

Does the DfE recognize that boys’ academic attainments have suffered as a result of an increasingly feminized teaching workforce? …are there any initiatives underway to encourage more men into teaching?

Once again, the first part of the question wasn’t answered, but we can infer the attitude of the DfE from the following:

There are no initiatives aimed at encouraging more men into teaching.

We consider the DfE response to be insubstantive – evading two key questions – so we’ll keep our public challenge of Ms Morgan on the long list of public challenges of feminists (and their male collaborators) which haven’t received substantive responses. The full list of those challenges is here.

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