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In February 2013 our political party was registered with the Electoral Commission. It’s called Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them). We’re planning to change the face of British politics. The party has a website http://j4mb.org.uk.
British men and boys have been increasingly insulted and demonised over the past 50 years by angry vociferous women driven by misandry (hatred of men). Men’s and boys’ interests have been ever more assaulted by the actions and inactions of politicians seeking to placate those women, particularly over the past 30 years, with no democratic mandate to do so. Conservative and Labour governments have been equally bad in this respect, and the current Conservative-led coalition is the worst of them all, with David Cameron slavishly following policy directions set by Harriet Harman and other gender feminist politicians over the past 30 years.
Men collectively pay 72% of the state’s income tax revenues, while women collectively pay only 28% and receive disproportionately far more from the state in return. Men pay a total of £64 billion more income tax annually than women, yet they’re increasingly ignored and disadvantaged by the state they largely finance.
We’re receiving support (and donations) not only from men, but also from women, who believe (as we do) in equality of opportunities for men and women rather than equality of outcomes, which require anti-meritocratic social engineering initiatives to deliver, cause considerable damage to the fabric of a civilised society, and result in justifiable resentment among men who are unfairly disadvantaged.
We’re receiving support from women who are mothers of boys, and see them increasingly disadvantaged by the education system.
We’re receiving support from women who love their male partners, fathers, brothers, male friends and acquaintances, and who deplore the assaults on those men’s interests.
One area we find women particularly angry about is the state’s continuing failure to ensure men are allowed reasonable access to their children, if and when their vindictive ex-partners deny them that access. Many women believe, as we do, that such denial of access is emotional abuse of men and children.
On 2 March 2013 I wrote to David Cameron outlining our reasons for establishing a political party, and announced our intention to contest the top 30 Conservative marginal seats at the 2015 general election:
Our party will raise public consciousness about the many disadvantages and discriminations faced by men and boys in modern Britain, and campaign to have them reversed. We’re currently engaged in a public consultation exercise, and I invite you to contribute feedback on the associated document (link below). Your feedback will help us develop our first election manifesto.
Our prime areas of concern, as outlined in the consultation document, are:
1. Paternal access to children – following relationship breakdowns, the state ensures fathers meet their financial obligations towards their children, whilst not ensuring them reasonable access to the same children. We believe this to be emotional abuse of both fathers and their children.
2. Domestic abuse / violence – there’s a great deal of evidence showing women are at least as aggressive as men in their intimate relationships, yet virtually all state support for victims of domestic abuse / violence is directed towards female victims, not male victims.
3. Anti-male bias in legislation and official guidelines for civil servants – these anti-male biases should be scrapped. No legislation or official guidelines favour men over women.
4. Political representation – there’s a Minister for Women, but no Minister for Men. The government should repeal legislation which enables political parties to use women-only shortlists to select prospective parliamentary candidates.
5. Education – a highly feminised education system ensures 60% of university students are female.
6. Employment – almost two-thirds of public sector workers are women, yet the ‘public sector equality duty’ in the Equality Act (2010) allows public sector organisations to favour women over men, when recruiting.
7. Marriage and divorce – in an era when women have long enjoyed equal employment rights as men, it’s unfair that women continue to achieve personal enrichment through divorce.
8. Health – the state spends far more on health provision for women e.g. almost as many men die of prostate cancer as women die of breast cancer, yet the state spends only a third of the sum on early diagnosis of prostate cancer, as it spends on early diagnosis of breast cancer.
9. Justice system – when convicted of the same crime, men are far more likely than women to receive custodial sentences, and more severe sentences generally. 80,000 British men are in prison, and 4,000 women, yet the government’s focus is on reducing the number of women in prison.
10. Anonymity for people suspected of sexual assault – the coalition government committed to reinstating anonymity for people suspected of sexual assault (until and unless convicted) but reneged on the commitment once in office.
11. The business sector – the government continues to bully companies (through its continuing threats of gender quotas) into increasing the proportion of women in their senior reaches – e.g. in the boardrooms of FTSE100 companies – despite being aware of the evidence that in doing so, they’re harming those companies’ future financial performance.
12. Homelessness – over 90% of homeless people are men.
13. Suicide – the suicide rate among men is 3x that among women.
14. Retirement age – on average men die earlier, yet retire later.
15. Abortion law reform – in 2012, in England and Wales, 185,122 abortions were carried out. 180,117 (97%) of them were carried out on the grounds of reducing the risk of injury to the physical or mental health of the women. Of these, 180,008 (99.94%) were carried out on risk to mental health grounds although there’s no evidence to support the thesis that abortion reduces the risk to women’s mental health.
We plan to contest the 30 most marginal Conservative seats at the May 2015 general election. At the 2010 general election those seats were won by Conservative candidates with majorities in the range of 54 – 1,692 votes. I’ll personally be contesting the Bedford & Kempston seat, while Ray Barry - the leader of another political party, The Equal Parenting Alliance – will be contesting the Wolverhampton South-West seat for our party.
While we shall be fighting to win those seats, even a modest number of votes would be enough to unseat the sitting MPs, and could change the outcome of the election. This would put men’s human rights squarely on the political ‘radar’ in the UK for the first time. The parties would thereafter have no choice but to start taking men’s human rights more seriously, and start to reverse 30+ years of state-sponsored discriminations against men and boys.
The hostile, poisonous, undemocratic, anti-meritocratic, anti-male culture which has developed over 30+ years must be challenged and defeated for the sakes of men, women, and children. For the sake of Britain as a civilised society. The challenge will have to start at the ballot box, which is why we’ve launched a political party.
Political campaigns inevitably cost money to run, and we’ve a great deal of work to do. The people working for the party, including myself, receive no personal income from it. 100% of donations will be used to pay for general election deposits in 2015 and campaigning costs. An accountant ensures we abide strictly with Electoral Commission guidelines for political party funding and expenditure. The deposits for 30 seats in 2015 will cost £15,000, and while donations are on track towards that target, we still have a long way to go. And we’ll need a good deal more money to enable us to contest those 30 seats effectively. So I’m making a personal appeal to you. Please donate what you can, to help us make the future brighter for men and boys, and the women who love them. You can make a donation through the following link.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. My address is PO Box 2220, Bath BA1 1AA, my email address firstname.lastname@example.org, and my mobile number 07967 026163. Thank you for your interest in our work.
We decided it was time to run an initiative in response to Laura Bates’s Everyday Sexism Project http://everydaysexism.com. The link to the website is here, feel free to post comments about sexist behaviours and comments used to shame and/or control and/or disadvantage men and boys:
I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.
This article is about some of the weapons shamelessly employed by women to manipulate and control men – shaming tactics, whining, and sexist behaviour and comments. Many women without mental health issues employ these weapons, but it’s become increasingly obvious that a disproportionate number of women who use them – and most, if not all, gender feminists – suffer from one or more mental health issues. These include personality disorders – most notably narcissistic personality disorder – borderline personality disorder, anger management issues, depression, anxiety disorders, and others. Many gender feminists are driven by poor experiences of men, often an individual man, perhaps a father (often absent from the family, whether through their choice or not) or a partner. Damaged women are drawn to feminism like moths to a flame, and are inevitably damaged further. They really need to get treatment for their mental health problems, but they find it easier to spend their lives collaborating with other damaged women in attacking men and boys.
Laura Bates is the creator of The Everyday Sexism Project http://everdaysexism.com. At our political party Justice for Men & Boys http://j4mb.org.uk we always refer to it as The Everyday Whining Project. The following should give you a flavour of the tsunami of whiny submissions the site receives:
The Royal Mint will be giving away silver pennies in blue and pink pouches to those with babies born on the same day as Kate and William’s. Wonder who will get pink and who will get blue?
Purchased a new Hoover at the weekend. Pleasant enough experience at Curry’s, until I get to the tills. Male cashier asks if I need a hand getting it to the car, which I politely declined. He then advised me it was ‘really quite heavy’ (to which I quipped ‘well it’ll be me lugging it round the house’) and insisted I let him know if I do ‘decide I need a hand’. I appreciate it’s good customer service to ask the first time, but would you persist like this if I were male? I wouldn’t mind, but he looked weaker than I do, even with his penis.
So what was the hapless cashier to do? Presumably some customers – women in particular – initially decline the offer of help getting items to a car, but then change their minds when they realise how heavy or bulky an item is. If the man hadn’t made the second offer, and the woman had changed her mind (a woman’s prerogative, of course) it would surely – given her line of reasoning – have been reasonable for him to refuse to help. In which case she would presumably have made a different complaint on Laura Bates’s website.
The site’s content is translated into 18 languages. Laura Bates is clearly a full-time whine collector. The amount of exposure she gets in the British mainstream media is beyond belief. I once had the grim experience of debating with Laura Bates on a popular BBC radio programme, The Jeremy Vine Show. If you wish to get a sense of just how whiny she is, this should do the trick:
One of her many TV appearances, whining on International Women’s Day last year:
I believe girls learn at a young age that whining gets them what they want, especially from over-indulgent parents who might later wonder why their daughters became Entitlement Princesses. Inevitably these girls continue whining into adolescence and adulthood because they continue to get what they want. It’s up to men to break the cycle, and I’ll write an article about that subject one day. I make a few suggestions later in this article.
It’s been speculated that whining and shaming tactics developed at an early stage in human evolution, so that men worked harder to provide for women and children than they might otherwise have been inclined. Natural selection would have favoured men who were more sensitive to shaming and whining, because when they worked harder, society would have benefitted, more children would survive…
The hard-wired propensity of women to whine, and the hard-wired propensity of men to do whatever it takes to stop them whining, have become deeply dysfunctional in the modern world. Many women have insatiable appetites for more goods and services, special treatment, and attention, and their partners are doomed to failure in even attempting to satisfy those appetites. The state, too, is doomed to failure in seeking to satisfy them.
Earlier today we launched The Whine Club, a club exclusively for whiny women. Inspired by the Entitled Princess of the Month award http://www.antifeministtech.info/entitlement-princess-of-the-month-submissions we’ll be asking for suggestions for Whiny Woman of the Month. So many obvious candidates to choose from. Laura Bates is, of course, the inaugural member of The Whine Club. Members will only be permitted to leave the club if they give us a written undertaking to stop whining.
There are, of course, numerous different varieties of whine, including:
Vintage whines – women are paid less than men when doing the same work, all men are rapists…
Classic whines – men objectify women, men discriminate against women in the workplace…
Corked whine – the regrettably short period of silence which follows a man deftly popping a cork into the mouth of a whining woman. Champagne corks are particularly effective
Red whine – one coming from a woman who’s so cross, her face is red
American whine – one coming from an American woman (likewise Italian whine, English whine…)
Then there’s ‘whine drinking’ or ‘whine tasting’, terms used to describe the experiences of countless men who let women whine despite having alternative options e.g. walking away, or listening to their MP3 players with the volume cranked up to whatever level it takes to drown out the whining. Men living in houses with cellars can put a sign on the cellar door, ‘The Whine Cellar’, and politely direct whining women towards it. In houses without a cellar, the smallest room in the house – or possibly the garden shed – could be designated ‘The Whine Box’.
Moving on from whining to sexism, our political party Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them) http://j4mb.org.uk recently launched The Alternative Sexism Project and I cordially invite you to contribute your own stories http://thealternativesexismproject.wordpress.com. You won’t need to leave either your real name or email address. We don’t want the site to have the whiny tone of The Everyday Sexism Project, we want to develop a resource showing that men and boys are disadvantaged – sometimes very severely – as a result of sexist behaviours and comments. We’re looking for personal stories from men (and women) about women (and men):
- shaming men and/or boys
- controlling men and/or boys
- disadvantaging men and/or boys
- advantaging women and/or girls
Obvious examples include the following, but there are countless others, both serious and low-level:
- Denial of access to children following relationship breakdowns, judges’ unwillingness to enforce contact orders
- Parental alienation of children
- Financial ruin as a consequence of divorce, even when the wife has contributed little or nothing to the couple’s joint wealth
- Police not believing male victims of domestic violence, taking the woman’s word for what happened
- Sexist narratives and statements in TV and radio programmes, in films, newspaper articles, websites and blogs…
- Sexist statements made by politicians, judges, civil servants…
- Lenient sentencing by the judicial system of women convicted of serious crimes e.g. making false rape accusations
- Economic disadvantaging e.g. on first dates, even in expensive restaurants, women will either not offer to pay a share of the cost, or will make a cursory effort to appear willing to do so, perhaps reaching for a purse when the bill arrives. When the man says, ‘Thanks, but I’ll take care of it’, no woman has ever been known to protest, lest he change his mind
- Lack of respect for men. On a crowded street even elderly men of a certain age are routinely expected to give way to women, including young women
- Women (and many men) preferencing women when recruiting and/or promoting staff
- Women being preferenced for social housing and social services
- When a woman has an unplanned pregnancy, she has the sole right to determine whether the foetus is aborted, the baby adopted, or the child raised at the man’s expense. The man has no rights and whatever responsibilities she chooses to give him
- Healthcare disadvantaging – programmes aimed at diagnosing female-specific cancers are far better funded than those for male-specific cancers
- Men suffering from the physical and/or mental consequences of male circumcision
- Educational disadvantaging – teachers (female and male) focusing more time and effort on boys than girls
- Teachers (female and male) punishing boys more harshly than girls after committing the same misdemeanours
- If her car breaks down, or a tyre is punctured, a woman can expect a man to stop and help her. Woman never stop to help men in the same situation
- Women shamelessly barging in front of men in queues, expecting service in bars when they’ve only just arrived, and you’ve been waiting for some time
- Women-only gym and swimming sessions
- In Labour and Lib Dem constituencies, women-only prospective parliamentary candidate shortlists
Thank you for your support.
In the light of the following piece we’ve decided to make this blog publicly available again:
However, new posts will only be published on the websites of our associated organisations:
- our political party Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them) http://j4mb.org.uk
- Campaign for Merit in Business http://c4mb.wordpress.com
Another fine piece from Spiked:
Two more good pieces on feminism and feminists have been published by Spiked in recent days, the second will follow shortly. The first, by a lady student of literature at Sussex University, contains the following line, which has quite made our week at the J4MB headquarters:
As a 20-year-old female, I can safely say that feminism comes across to my generation as a heap of bullshit.
‘Honey Badger’ is a North American term for anti-feminist women. AVfM’s introduction to their latest ‘Honey Badger Radio’ programme:
Feminists own the word rape.
They own it, it’s their property. And so are rape victims.
Their property, to dispose of as they see fit. To use in whatever manner they deem most advantageous for feminism.
They will deny the existence of those victims they find inconvenient to their political narrative or minimize the extent of their victimization. They will even go so far as to strip those inconvenient victims of their legal protections.
And what do they do to feminist-approved victims? They keep them in a cultivated state of dependency and non-agency so they can use their pain as a bludgeon.
Feminists own the word rape. And if you were raped, they own you.
It’s a lengthy piece, almost two hours long, but well worth listening to in full, if you can spare the time. If you can’t, the introduction by GirlWritesWhat is well worth catching (it ends at 12:54).
The Honey Badgers in the discussion are GirlWritesWhat, TyphonBlue and Della Burton, and all are deeply impressive, as usual. There’s an interesting pre-recorded contribution from John the Other in the second half of the programme.
Feminists use rape of women as a political weapon, and steadfastly deny the equal incidence – and seriousness – of women’s sexual assaults of men (and women). Feminists are rape apologists for female perpetrators of sexual assault. It’s one of the worst examples of the double standards used relentlessly by feminists.