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

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

With just NINE 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 (with a colleague) 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 THREE 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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Equality activists praise ‘courageous’ Plymouth student, Will Styles, for men’s rights fight

An excellent update by The Plymouth Herald, of the Will Styles story. Comments in the article from Mark Brooks, Martin Daubney, and myself.

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Ann Widdecombe: It is high time Alison Saunders was sacked from her position as head of the Crown Prosecution Service as she appears to believe every woman who alleges rape automatically to be a victim instead of merely a complainant whose accusation has yet to be proved.

Our thanks to Geoff for this.

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‘Staring at boobs’ – one of six keys to a longer life for men

Our thanks to Martin for pointing us to some sound health advice in The Sun. There’s an interesting typo in a sentence near the start of the piece, shown in bold:

In the UK, men in general are not expected to lie as long as women – so maybe they need a little bit more help.

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Licence to humiliate: Revenge porn offenders will NOT be locked up unless their shamed victim is ‘vulnerable’

Our thanks to Martin for this. Excerpts:

Men and women who humiliate ex-lovers and other victims with revenge porn may be spared jail even in the most serious cases, under sentencing guidelines proposed yesterday.

Those who post sexual images online to cause their victim major distress can escape with just a community punishment, they suggest.

Only if the victim is considered ‘vulnerable’ will there be a prison sentence, under new court rules.

Of course we all know what the final sentence will mean in practise, don’t we? In plain English:

Only if the victim is female, and the person posting revenge porn a man, will there be a prison sentence, under new court rules.

Further excerpts:

Kathy Gyngell, a fellow of the right-wing Centre for Policy Studies think tank, said: ‘To give an offender easier treatment because a judge thinks the victim can look after herself or himself is wrong.’…

Criminologist Dr David Green, director of the Civitas think tank, said: ‘We should go back to the basic principle that the punishment is the same whatever the characteristics of the victim.’

‘We should go back to the basic principle…’? David Green must be joking. That basic principle has never existed in the UK, when it comes to the differential sentencing of men and women.

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British Columbia man pleads for family court reform in suicide note

Anyone who has worked for a lengthy time with men denied access to children following family breakdowns will know som who have committed suicide. Our thanks to Ray, himself estranged from his three adult children, for this. Excerpts:

Early on the morning of March 9, Jeramey apparently rigged his truck so that when he drove down an embankment at the end of Page Road in Abbotsford, B.C., his neck would break.

In a scrawled and bloody suicide note found in the truck, he wrote: “FAMILY LAW NEEDS REFORM. I recommend mandated lower costs and less reward for false claims of abuse. Parental Alienation is devastating. I loved my children as much as a husband and father could. I see no light. Recommend; an authority consistent during high conflict separations: It is exploited in family law.

“Sorry Dad and Angie. I’m very sorry.”

He was 45 years old when he died, and as his current wife, Angie, told Postmedia in a telephone interview from B.C. Tuesday, “He had a hard life. He could not catch a break.”…

This double whammy — a spouse making criminal allegations while custody and access applications are underway in family court — is known, Angie said, as “the silver bullet.”…

B.C.’s Family Maintenance and Enforcement Program was chasing him, because while he always paid something in support, it wasn’t what the court had ordered, and FMEP was moving to take away his driver’s licence and passport for failing to meet his financial obligations, Angela said. His ex was going to get his pension, if and when he retired.

He hadn’t seen his daughters, now about eight and 10, for almost 11 months. They were, Angela said, completely alienated from him. He never got to see his son by the lawyer.

In October last year, he was jailed for non-payment of support and breaching court orders. This strapping man had never been in jail before and was terrified.

Angela knew he was in despair, but weeps that she didn’t realize the depths of it. “I just didn’t know,” she sobbed on the phone. “If he could have seen those girls, he could have handled all this …

“His bank accounts were locked, he lost his homes, his vehicle, his business. You emasculate a man and take away his ability to provide … he’s a human being. He has limits.”

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Carl Gregory death: Man guilty of social media row murder

Our thanks to Stu for this. An excerpt:

After the hearing, police said a friend of Mr Gregory’s had fallen out with him over a social media post and she asked another man to speak to him about it.

He arranged to meet Mr Gregory at the shopping centre and took Dickson with him, and a fight led to Dickson becoming involved and placing Mr Gregory in a choke hold, officers said.

‘… she asked another man to speak to him about it.’ Oh, right.

Far more men than women are assaulted and murdered in the UK, and you have to wonder how many of these attacks are at the behest of women i.e. violence by proxy. A few weeks ago the BBC ran a short piece in which they interviewed former Mods and Rockers on the beachfront at Brighton, where they’d fought in the early 1960s. One woman, now a pensioner, said cheerily, ‘It was great to have men fight over you!’

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Thought for the day: How to eliminate brain cancer

A few months before the London conference last year, Paul Elam and I had a Google Hangout (audio, 35:24). John Smith has just left the following comment, presumably prompted by the claim that circumcision reduced the incidence of penile cancer, a very rare cancer. He writes:

If you remove your brain, it eliminates your risk of brain cancer.

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Will Styles, 21, third year architecture student at Plymouth University, we salute you

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Our thanks to Greg for this. An extract:

He applied to set up such a platform (a men’s forum, there’s already a women’s forum), but the University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) said equal opportunities legislation only applies to groups which have suffered “historic and ongoing discrimination”, adding “those groups do not include men”.

We wish this courageous young man every success in establishing a men’s forum. If the Student’s Union forbids it, he should set one up anyway, off-campus if necessary. Who’d want to be told what groups they can and cannot establish by a bunch of left-wing spotty herberts and feminists running a Student’s Union? The idea is appalling.

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You Tube: our playlist of audio and video files relating to MGM

On our YouTube channel there are 31 audio and video files relating to MGM. We’ve just finished copying those 31 files into a new dedicated MGM playlist.

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