Why John S donated £150 to our current appeal

We asked a donor, ‘John S’, why he’d made a generous donation of £150.00 to our current appeal. His response takes up the rest of this piece, and we thank him for kindly agreeing to us reproducing his words here:

I’ve been following J4MB for some time now and I think in the UK at least that nobody else has a viable strategy for forcing the political classes to stop battering men, boys, families etc. etc. Everyone knows how brutal family courts are in denying fathers access to children – and vice versa, which everyone forgets – there’s also the issue of grandparents. I’m the father of a 32-year-old son who’s been devastated by the refusal of his ex-wife to grant him access to his 9-year-old and 12-year-old daughters (and it was her that ended the marriage, leaving my son for another man, with more money, flash car etc.). He’s twice come very close to committing suicide and we’re constantly worried one day he’ll just do it. We’re not a well-off family and can’t afford the many tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees we understand is necessary to have any chance of getting reasonable access. My wife cries herself to sleep every night and I drink heavily to numb the pain.

After seeing Ray Barry’s video in Birmingham we decided not t spend a pile of money we can ill-afford on Xmas presents this year, and the three of us came up with £150. We’re sure you’ll spend it well and we look forward to the mainstream media having little choice but to give your campaign coverage. Good luck at the election. I have no doubt that at each general election you’ll get more and more coverage.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Such a sad situation. It underlines the importance of the work that J4MB is doing.

    Best wishes to John S, his wife and above all his son.