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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.