Conservative party conference, ICC (Birmingham) – anti-MGM protest, 3/4 October

At last year’s Conservative party conference in Manchester, we created quite a stir with our Male Genital Mutilation (‘MGM’) protests, handing out leaflets, and engaging with a considerable number of conference attendees. A video (3:14) is here.

We plan to make an even bigger impact at the next conference, in Birmingham, in less than two weeks’ time. Some of our placards and leaflets will feature the image at the start of this post, of a distressed (and restrained) baby boy, about to suffer the excruciating (and illegal) assault of genital mutilation.

One of our placard designs with the image is here, while the two sides of one of our leaflets are here and here.

We’ll be outside the conference venue, the ICC, from around 08:00 for the first two full days – Monday 3 / Tuesday 4 October – as near to the main entrance point to the venue as possible. For our exact location, call Mike Buchanan on the day – 07967 026163. We invite you to join us, and if you’re short of funds, we may be able to help with your travel costs to and from Birmingham. Please email me (mike@j4mb.org.uk) if you think you might be able to make it, even if it’s for one of the days, or a few hours. Thank you for your support.

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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’ll field candidates in Conservatives seats. 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 second International Conference on Men’s Issues (London) was a resounding success

10 July 2016 - group shot

The conference finished yesterday, and the overwhelming consensus was that it had been a resounding success. 200 people attended, from 20 countries. All 20 presentations – five of them by women, one by Philip Davies MP (C, Shipley) – were well received, and the attendees greatly enjoyed the social side of the event as well.

Videos of the presentations are on our YouTube and Vimeo channels.

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Suicide rate of men more than 3x that of women. Women’s mental health needs ‘not considered adequately’.

Our thanks to Jeff for this from the BBC, prompted by a small increase in the female suicide rate in 2014, compared with the previous year. Excerpts:

There is no requirement for the NHS to provide gender-specific mental health services, but its value was recognised by the Department of Health as far back as 2002 in a consultation document called Into the Mainstream, signed off by the then mental health minister Jacqui Smith.

It said: “There will be the need to provide single-sex services in some instances.”

The following year, the Department of Health issued guidance that said: “All organisations should aim to ensure that they are sensitive to gender… and the specific needs of women…

According to official annual figures for the UK, in 2014 the male suicide rate was more than three times higher than the female rate.

However, the female rate increased from 4.8 to 5.2 deaths per 100,000 people while the male rate decreased from 17.8 to 16.8…

The Department of Health said women receive more referrals than men to improving access to psychological therapies services.

More than one million women were in contact with mental health and learning disability services in 2014-15, compared with 829,677 men.

Let me get this straight.

(1) The male suicide rate is more than three times higher than the female suicide rate.

(2) Men are a minority of those in contact with mental health services.

(3) Women’s mental health needs are not considered adequately.

Yes, that all makes sense.

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Sarah Champion’s Twitter stream

Sarah Champion’s Twitter stream is here. She presents herself as a victim, and allows others to present her as such, while she was the perpetrator of violence against her husband. Scrolling down her tweets I see she has concern only for women and girls, none for men and boys. She is clearly unfit to represent all victims of domestic violence.

If the woman had an ounce of shame, she would resign today.

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New ‘order a daddy’ app lets women browse for £950 sperm donors ‘as easily as shopping online at Marks & Spencer’

Our thanks to Tina for this. She’s incensed, and wrote:

So much for the value of fathers in 2016.

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Twitter streams about the Sarah Champion MP case

Our thanks to John for alerting us to this and this. We’ve retweeted both, and urge you to do likewise.

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Mike Buchanan calls publicly for the resignation of Sarah Champion MP, Labour’s domestic abuse Minister

This piece is in today’s Mail on Sunday. Excerpts:

Labour’s Shadow Minister for domestic violence was an ‘abusive bully’ who terrified her former husband and cost him £200,000 in their divorce settlement, a friend claimed last night…

But a friend of Mr Hoyland, 59, a best-selling author and mountaineer who was the 15th Briton to climb Mount Everest, last night accused Miss Champion of ‘distorting the truth’ and playing down the incident.

He told The Mail on Sunday the row was really about a pre-nuptial agreement signed before they wed in 1999 – and suggested it was not the first and only time she had hit Mr Hoyland. [my emphasis]

The friend said: ‘In retrospect, Graham was stupid to have married Sarah. She was an attractive, vivacious woman but also very harassing and abusive during their marriage. He became terrified of her.

‘The argument that saw Graham call the police was over a pre-nuptial agreement. They both received cautions, which was something Derbyshire Police did at the time, but there was no doubt that Graham had called 999 and was the victim.’…

He added that Mr Hoyland felt aggrieved, that despite the abuse and harassment he suffered during the marriage, Miss Champion still ‘ended up walking away with £200,000’ in the divorce settlement.’ Mr Hoyland said last night: ‘I can confirm I was the victim of the attack by Sarah Champion. It’s embarrassing to have to admit your wife attacked you, but perhaps this is an issue that needs to be talked about.’…

Charities and domestic violence campaigners last night called for Miss Champion to resign.

Mike Buchanan, leader of Justice for Men and Boys, said: ‘Sarah Champion should stand down. If this was a male politician, it would be inconceivable that they could remain in this position having admitted that they have a caution for domestic violence.’

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed her to continue in her job yesterday, telling his party’s women’s conference in Liverpool: ‘I know everyone in this room today will want to join me in just simply saying this to Sarah Champion, “You have our total, full and absolutely warm support.”’

Jeremy Corbyn is, then, a domestic violence apologist – when the perpetrator is a woman, and the victim a man, anyway. This is consistent with the virulently anti-male positions he’s taken in other areas. In July 2015, when he was a leadership candidate, he published Working With Women, a feminist tract which led to people suggesting his party be renamed The Labia Party.

Corbyn is a supporter of the criminal offence of Male Genital Mutilation, as reported by The Jewish Chroniclehere.

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Why J4MB will shortly announce a new strategy for the 2020 general election

Today it was announced that Jeremy Corbyn had won the party leadership contest for a second time, with an increased majority. Isabel Hardman’s piece for The Spectator is here.

The result was, of course, widely anticipated. But the dogged determination of 62% of Labour party members to consign their party to certain defeat at the 2020 general election means the existing J4MB strategy for that election is no longer viable. We’ve been undertaking a strategic review in recent weeks, and we’ll shortly be publishing a new strategy for 2020. We think you’ll approve.

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Paul Milana, haute couturier: Feminism and the manufacture of a modern misogynist

Paul Milana is a gay haute couturier, his blog ‘We Are The New Male Army’ is here. His first blog piece (April 2016) was Feminism and the manufacture of a modern misogynist.

Among the good ideas on his website is for International Men’s Day, 19 November, to also be designated Global Ignore Women Day. He writes:

We are officially declaring Nov 19 (which is International Men’s Day) Global Ignore Women Day.

Why are we having a Global Ignore Women Day?

We are having a Global Ignore Women’s Day to show women what it really means to have their issues ignored.

This should be a day of silent,  indifferent  protest! Any incidents of domestic abuse that day we imagine would be female led as we know women hate to be ignored.

Methods of silent protest:

Pick at your nails intently when asked a question by a woman.

Walk away if asked to do anything by a woman.

Pretend you don’t understand either a. the language or b.  anything a woman says to you.

Wait to be served by male staff and then purposely leave the waitress less of a tip than him.

Go out for a boys only day. Go out somewhere where there are literally only guys. THIS DOES NOT MEAN GAY BARS although the cred value would be good as women would be furious at not only being left out of a men’s night, but also a fabulous gay bar. 2 birds one stone.

The founder of We Are The New Male Army wants to point out to women:

‘As males, we don’t have to talk to women. In fact, since I purposely stopped talking to women in general,  I have found that my life is a lot more peaceful. We live in a patriarchy where the males have established a system that works perfectly well. If you would like, as the females of the species, your more than welcome to all go somewhere and build your own ideal society for women to prosper in.  But remember, the patriarchy will not be helping matriarchy to do this. Dig your own coal and gold. Build your own power stations and factories and homes and clothing and accessories. Do it with your own money and don’t ask the patriarchy to bankroll you like patriarchy already does for work, especially football. ‘

If we all stand together, we can quash the matriarchy.

 

 

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Italian judge orders man to buy feminist books and films for underage prostitute

Our thanks to Jeff for this.

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Petition – ‘Amend Exclusionary Rape Law that excludes woman from committing rape’

It’s long been known that women carry out a significant proportion of sexual offences against men, women, and children, but the criminal justice system turns a blind eye to the matter. We covered the issue in our 2015 general election manifesto (pp. 31-7).

Feminists drafted the Sexual Offences Act 2003, and defined rape as a crime only men can commit. So I was pleased to learn today of a petition to the government and parliament which has attracted 875 signatures in just two days, an encouraging start. If and when it reaches 10,000 signatures, the government will have to respond to it. Please join me in signing it, which will take only seconds. Thank you.

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International Men’s Day (Saturday, 19 November) – march from the Royal Courts of Justice to the Houses of Parliament

We are pleased to announce that on International Men’s Day, we’ll be supporting this. The march will be from the Royal Courts of Justice to the Houses of Parliament – 11:00, Saturday, 19 November. The full description:

Family lives matter.

Time to talk, Time to listen, Time to act,
suicide is not an option.

Fighting for family law reform and equal rights.

Aiming to highlight the failings of the family/divorce courts and associated organization’s that can lead to so many men committing/considering suicide. Also a celebration of all fathers and mens groups that help in these dark times.

We aim to show the magnitude of the problem by taking teddies/dolls to parliament with our children’s first names attached. Each teddy/doll representing a child missing out on the love of a father, grandfather, grandmothers, aunts, uncles, siblings and cousins. After the event the teddies and dolls will be donated to a childrens charity.

The name tags sent to parliament.

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