An invitation to become a party member

In the wake of the highly successful International Conference on Men’s Issues (2016), which we co-hosted with A Voice for Men, we invited people concerned about the assaults on men’s and boys’ human rights to become party members. Monthly subscriptions from party members (and others) have since become 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 (9% in the UK, according to the Fawcett Society) self-identify as feminists. Feminists 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 in which we explored 20 areas where the human rights of men and/or boys are assaulted by the actions and inactions of the state, almost always to privilege 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 as follows. The human rights of females – including the unborn – are assaulted in three areas, in bold text:

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 £1 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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Would you like to be the next leader of the Women’s Equality Party?

Details here. The position will be for a term of five years. Good luck.

It would appear that Sophie ‘Doughnut’ Walker plans to step down. She’s won two Lying Feminist of the Month awards, as has her BBC licence payer funded colleague, Sandi Toxic.

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A task for Mothers’ Day

Mothers’ Day is in two days time. Ian, our legal adviser, writes:

Task for the day:

As you go round your area, take a photo of any shop/business/pub/restaurant that is doing a special offer for Mothers’ Day.

They have a legal duty to offer something equivalent on Fathers’ Day (June 18). If they do not offer something similar, they are in breach of their legal duty to treat men and women the same, and we can threaten them with legal action.

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Israelite Prepper: Women, you created MGTOW!

A tip of the hat to Israelite Prepper for this (video, 10:15).

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2014/15 – the income tax gender gap increased AGAIN… to £75.5 BILLION

Four years ago AVfM published my piece titled, ‘He who pays the piper, calls the tune. Or does he?’ It was an analysis following the discovery that in the 2010/11 tax year, men paid £108.0 billion of the government’s £151.6 billion income tax receipts (71.2%), while women paid just £43.6 billion (28.8%). The income tax gender gap that year was £64.4 billion. We’ve been following the issue ever since.

The state’s numerous assaults on the human rights of men and boys, as outlined in our 2015 general election manifesto, happen despite men paying the majority of income tax collected in the country. Income tax is the largest single source of government tax revenue.

The income tax gender gap increased in each of the three years following the 2010/11 tax year.

So, what of the latest year for which we have gendered data, 2014/15? The relevant Table from the ONS is here. It shows that in the 2014/15 tax year, men paid £121.0 billion of the government’s £167.0 billion income tax receipts (72.5%), while women paid £45.5 billion (27.2%). The figures don’t add up to exactly 100% because of some crude rounding in the income tax receipts stats, leading to a discrepancy of £500 million. The bottom line?

In 2014/15 men paid £75.5 billion more income tax than women, a new record.

The data for 2014/15 also gives an insight into the average income tax paid by tax-paying men and women:

  • 17.6 million men paid £121.0 billion, an average of £6,875
  • 13.1 million women paid £45.5 billion, an average of £3,473, barely half (50.5%) that paid by male taxpayers

Of course if we look at men and women as classes, rather than men and women as taxpayers, the relative contributions of men will be considerably higher, despite the fact that male unemployment has long been higher than female unemployment, and government initiatives to ‘support’ women into employment (often into male-typical lines, e.g. engineering, on which £30 milion of taxpayers’ money is being wasted).

The Conservative government’s anti-conservative and anti-family policy direction of driving ever more women into paid employment has led to record numbers of women in work, and record numbers of babies and young children beiong looked after by strangers. This has led inevitably to a great deal of unhappiness among women and children, poorer outcomes for children, and higher unemployment among men – the latter point explored by Belinda Brown in a paper in 2013, here. It has been a failure even in terms of income tax generation. Women paid £43.6 billion in 2010/11, £45.5 billion in 2014/15, an increase of just £1.9 bilion. The relative figures for men are £108.0 billion and £121.0 billion, an increase of £13.0 billion.

Year after year, the income tax gender gap increases.

In the space of just four years – from 2010/11 to 2014/15 – the income tax gender gap increased from £64.4 billion to £75.5 billion, an increase of 17.2%.

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URGENT: International Conference on Men’s Issues, Australia – crowdfunder for video recording of presentations

With just 10 weeks left before the third International Conference on Men’s Issues in Gold Coast, Australia – the website is here – there is an urgent need for more donations to fund flights for Tom, the man who did such a great job of filming and editing the presentations at the second International Conference in London, which are all here (scroll down to 8-10 July, 2016). Tom’s crowdfunder site is here. He needs to raise at least £1,200 in the next four weeks, or he won’t be joining us.

Videos of ICMI conference presentations are a unique historical record of the development of the Men’s Rights Movement, and are made available to the public for no charge.

I urge you to donate what you can to Tom’s appeal.

All the videos of the presentations at the first conference in the series, hosted by AVfM in Detroit in 2014, are here. They include mine.

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Daniel Finkelstein: Good ideas and good practice

Daniel Finkelstein is a Jewish former executive editor of The Times – the paper to which I subscribe – and remains a weekly columnist with the paper, and an associate editor. He’s also a Conservative peer.

The Jewish Chronicle has just published a piece by him. He writes:

I believe that tradition is important and have a predisposition towards existing institutions and practices.

But I believe that we pray and we think in order to understand. And from that understanding we realise when we need to change [my emphasis]. This is true in politics and as a Jew.

I shall seek a meeting with him on the subject of male circumcision.

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Jordan Holbrook: Marx and the campus are feminism’s recruiting sergeants

A tip of the hat to Jordan for this – his debut piece for TCW, we believe – and we hope to see many more from him.

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University of Cumbria survey: Men’s experiences of conflict and aggression

Our thanks to Nigel for this. From the website:

About the study

The aim of the project is to explore the experiences of men who have been in an intimate relationship with a female partner, where there has been violence and control. Research has demonstrated the frequency of women’s violence towards men but has tended to utilise large scale quantitative surveys. The aim of the current study, by utilising a qualitative method, is to allow the exploration of the experiences of violence within relationships that allow for fuller, more contextual answers and an opportunity to explain in more detail.

If you are – or have been – a victim of conflict and aggression at the hands of a female partner, we urge you to contribute to the study.

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Bella Sassin: On the appointment of Cressida Dick

Our thanks to John for this (video, 2:00). The same woman came up to us at the last Tory party conference, when we were protesting about MGM – here (video, 1:06).

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Four new jails planned, with space for 10,000 prisoners, as ministers tackle prisons crisis amid concerns over conditions. 9,500 of the places will be for male prisoners.

Appalling. Liz Truss, the Injustice Secretary, is no better than her predecessors at not admitting that the obvious solution to prison overcrowding is to send far fewer men to prison. As William Collins pointed out – here – if men were sentenced as leniently as women, five out of six men in British prisons wouldn’t be there. But the government has no interest in gender equality if the beneficiaries would be men or boys, even when one consequence would be far lower costs for the taxpayer to meet.

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