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. Subscriptions from party members (and others) have since become the financial lifeblood of our political party.

Nobody connected with the party has ever drawn any personal income from party subscriptions and donations, and we don’t expect that to change. If it does change, we shall make a public announcement to that effect, and contact all party members, asking if they wish to continue with their subscriptions.

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, and remains so.

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 – often at the behest of feminists – 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’re also the only anti-feminist political party in the English-speaking world. We continue to be wholly reliant on party members and donors to cover the party’s costs.

Supporters (including donors) tell us we can be proud of what we’ve achieved in the past four 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 sometimes been challenging and antagonistic, which we expected, but we’ve been delighted by the interest we have triggered in some of the most unlikely people. We can be sure that we’ve 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 marginal 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 ‘war chest’ for the 2020 general election.

One popular and highly visible way of supporting our party is to order a polo shirt, T-shirt, or sweatshirt, from the J4MB store. Shirts are available in men’s and women’s designs, in a wide variety of colours and sizes, in cotton or polycotton, and several designs are available. J4MB receives a commission of £2.50 for each shirt sold.

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 also frees up our 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 blue 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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Why the Women’s Equality party may hand Philip Davies MP a win in Shipley

A piece in yesterday’s Guardian.

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Donald Trump to strip all funding from State Department team promoting women’s rights around the world

Our retreat in a large log-built house 8,000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains, with Paul Elam and others, is proving both productive and pleasurable. This morning it was warm, with bright sunshine, this afternoon it’s snowing hard.

Our thanks to Martin for some good news. Let’s hope this is just the first of a raft of measures from the Trump administration stripping feminists of funding.

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David Moyes: Sunderland manager charged by FA over ‘slap’ comment

Our thanks to Stu for this. Moyes should never have apologised for a remark that was clearly meant in a humorous spirit, and taken as such, I believe. An apology implies wrongdoing, even when there was none. It’s the reason that Ched Evans is to be commended for not having apologised to a woman with whom he had sex, leading to his vexatious prosecution, conviction, and imprisonment for a rape that never happened.

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Karen Straughan responds to Professor Jordan Peterson’s comments on MGTOW

Well worth catching (video, 42:33). I’m really looking forward to catching up with Karen again at ICMI17 in Gold Coast, Australia. On the subject of which, please donate what you can to the fundraiser which will mean videos of the conference presentations will be produced and posted on this website, and that of AVfM. They will be free to view. The target is £2,000, and £1,060 has been raised to date. Thanks for your support.

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Office closure

I’ll be flying to the United States tomorrow morning, for several days of meetings with Paul Elam and other MRAs. The office will close at 19:00 today, and re-open 09:00 next Tuesday, 2 May. I’ll be checking emails (mike@j4mb.org.uk) and phone messages (07967 026163) from time to time.

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Yorkshire Feminists Feel “Betrayed” By The Women’s Equality Party Leader’s Bid To Become Their Local MP

A piece on Buzzfeed News. In common with every other media article I’ve seen on this matter, it was written by a female journalist. Two glaring errors:

Davies, a self-confessed men’s rights activist… [We know from a New Statesman interview that he doesn’t self-identify as a MRA.]

Davies, who has held the seat as a Conservative MP since 2012… [Simply looking at his Wikipedia entry would have informed this lazy journalist that Davies was elected in 2005.]

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General Election: It’s John Hemming vs Jess Phillips in re-run of Yardley grudge match

A piece in the Birmingham Mail. We hope Hemming will consign the Yardley Yob – a Toxic Feminist of the Month – to the dustbin of herstory.

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Esquire: Sophie Walker, Women’s Equality Party leader, to challenge “Meninist” MP Philip Davies in upcoming election

An embarrassing short piece in Esquire, a men’s magazine which should be better informed. One paragraph starts as a punctuation free zone:

Davies a self-proclaimed ‘meninist’ commented…

The idea that Davies would ever term himself a ‘meninist’ is laughable, indeed he doesn’t even term himself a men’s rights advocate, as we know from a recent New Statesman interview. I know of no MRAs of any standing who term themselves ‘meninists’.

The ‘History’ section in the Wikipedia entry on menimism consists of the following:

The term meninism was used in the early 2000s to describe male feminists who opposed sexism and supported women’s right for equality in society, politics and at work.[1][2][3]

By the next decade, the term was used on social media to make jokes which mocked and criticised radical feminism.[4][5]

In 2013 the BBC reported that the hashtag #MeninistTwitter was being used on Twitter, first to share jokes about feminism, but later to share more serious difficulties facing modern men.[4]

In 2015, Nolan Feeney of Time reported that those who used meninist hashtags “generally fall in two camps: people who use the term to call out ways they believe they’ve been victimised by feminism, and people who make fun of the first group for not understanding what feminism means in the first place”.[6]

Well, that’s cleared up the confusion, I think we can all agree.

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A suggestion from a major donor

Before the 2015 general election the BBC held radio hustings in both the constituencies in which J4MB was fielding candidates – Ashfield (myself) and Broxtowe (Ray Barry). Ray wasn’t invited to his hustings, and only learned of them the next day. I was invited to the hustings in Ashfield, where I was challenging Gloria De Piero, the shadow Minister for Women & Equalities. The audio file (55:39) of the hustings is here.

The BBC’s invited audience was 100% female, and questions were asked about women’s issues, not men’s issues, so I hijacked the situation as best I could, and forced men’s issues in there. If memory serves me right, my first statement was redolent with my anger at what the BBC had done, on this occasion, and on others. The young feminist presenter, however, was holding a style of microphone which ensured my voice was inaudible when she pulled it only a foot or two away from me.

So you can imagine my delight when one of our major donors sent me this a few minutes ago:

Hi Mike

I note Sophie Walker is running against Philip Davies in Shipley. This would seem to present an opportunity.

As you will recall, during the 2015 general election campaign in Ashfield, the BBC invited the leader of a small party campaigning for men’s rights to a debate with one of Britain’s most prominent feminist politicians. The debate did not discuss men’s issues at all. The BBC vetted all questions in advance to ensure that only women’s issues were discussed. The debate was chaired by a feminist, and the audience consisted entirely of women.

In the interests of balance, during the 2017 general election campaign in Shipley, the BBC should now invite the leader of a small party campaigning for women’s rights to a debate with one of Britain’s most prominent MRA politicians. The debate should not discuss women’s issues at all. The BBC should vet all questions in advance to ensure only men’s issues are discussed. The debate should be chaired by a men’s rights activist and the audience should consist entirely of men.

Perhaps yourself or Mr. Davies could put this to the BBC the next time you speak to them?

Thanks,

Greg

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Ivanka Trump heads for Berlin on mission to promote women’s rights

A piece in today’s Times.

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has invited Ivanka Trump to a W20 Summit, a gathering linked to the economic meetings of the G20 nations that is intended to promote “women’s economic empowerment”, or as we refer to it here at J4MB Towers, “men’s economic disempowerment”. This will be her first trip as a member of her father’s administration.

While I was as delighted as anybody when Hitlery become herstory, I suspected that Donald Trump’s presidency wouldn’t do much (if anything) on men’s issues, and his first 100 days in office have done nothing to allay that suspicion. Rich men tend to care not a jot about the suffering of men as a class, why should Trump be any different?

After radical feminists booted Erin Pizzey out of the first women’s refuge in the world, in Chiswick, in the early 1970s, Erin opened up a number of women’s refuges, an initiative financed by a number of rich men. When she went to them asking for money to fund a refuge for men (alone, or with their children) they refused to give her any support.

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