Daniel Millet is a donor, and he’s just emailed me this:
I support J4MB because when I called the police, out of desperation, to try to get some help for my wife’s violence against myself and my son they came out, told me to leave without ever taking my statement, and then listened to a completely made up story from my wife. I was then charged with domestic violence. I called the police to report her. They did not even speak to me.
I did not see my child for two months after that and nearly gained a criminal record. Luckily I was able to prove my innocence and hence I was found innocent in this court where you are presumed guilty and denied every constitutional right.
Every single thing I owned in this world was taken from me, because I called the police on her to try to stop her domestic violence. The simple gifts my mother gave me as a child were stolen from me, never to be seen again. My own child was taken from me and my fatherhood removed.
Even the home I still somehow ‘own’ and get to pay for was taken from me because I called the police on her. And there is no recourse. I have no way to correct this injustice. No one cares and no one will listen. The assumption is that I am a man so I deserve it. And this is just a drop in the bucket of the misandry that has destroyed my life and the life of my son.
Our culture, in a twisted attempt to remove sexism, has ceased to look into the character of those around us. We have ceased to look at the circumstances or the actual actions of real people. Rather everyone is assigned into a group and we treat them according to the status of victim, oppression, privilege, and other nonsense that we assign to the entire group.
Our culture is trying to correct sexism by engaging in the most incredible levels of sexism we have ever seen.
I support Mike Buchanan and the Justice for Men & Boys party so that my son can grow up in a world where he is judged by the content of his character and the actions that he takes. Not judged purely on the groups people assign to him. So people will see him as a human being. Not as a ‘privileged white male’.
Thank you Mike for speaking out against the sexism we face every day.
I asked Daniel if he was happy that I attribute the piece to him, or whether he wanted to suggest a pseudonym. He replied:
You can use my real name. Thanks for taking a stand. Perhaps my son will not have to face a world where he can be abused by a woman and then punished for it when he tries to make it stop. Perhaps he can live in a world where someone cares. Everyone in my life knows my story. They all just shrug their shoulders.
They tell me that my son and I are just collateral damage in the great march to ethical perfection we will achieve once we have herded everyone into the correct groups of oppression and are punishing all the groups of privilege adequately. Neither of us are real people even when I’m speaking to friends in person.
I can hardly believe that this is the world I live in. It’s insane.
Thanks for your efforts,