Less than 12 hours after its launch, donations to the AVfM Detroit security costs fundraiser – its target is $25,000 – have already passed $17,500, and I thank all the J4MB supporters (and others) who’ve made such generous donations. I honestly can’t think of anything that has ever given me more optimism about the future of the struggle for men’s and boys’ human rights, than the speed and size of the response to this appeal. I’m reminded of a sentence in Victor Hugo’s Histoire d’un Crime (1877):
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
The Detroit conference must take place and will take place, whatever the enemies of men and boys might throw at us.