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Fighting feminism – let’s get political

April 8, 2013

[Note: this website is no longer being updated. All new posts are being published on the website of our associated political party Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them) http://j4mb.org.uk and if they relate also to our associated business campaign - Campaign for Merit in Business - they'll be published on http://c4mb.wordpress.com.]

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’s website is here http://j4mb.org.uk. The party’s name was revealed in an article Mike Buchanan wrote for the most influential men’s human rights advocacy website in the world, A Voice for Men:

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/government-tyranny/fighting-feminism-lets-get-political/

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:

130302 open letter to David Cameron

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.

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/our-public-consultation-exercise-2/

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.

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/donate/

Please feel free to contact me at any time. My address is PO Box 2220, Bath BA1 1AA, my email address mike@j4mb.org.uk, and my mobile number 07967 026163. Thank you for your interest in our work.

Mike Buchanan

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8 Comments
  1. Reblogged this on Breaking Away From Modern Feminism and commented:
    I sincerely wish I was living in the UK and could lend more support to this cause.

  2. I am a citizen of the US, and I just have to say, why can’t I find this in my country? During my researches I have come across similar US statistics, yet there is no one here who will actively gather and fight to change the injustice. I applaud your efforts and I sincerely hope you achieve what you set out to do.

    I see that you have included the Domestic Abuse issue, but I would like to ask (as this subject hits close to home for me), is there any recourse in your country if a male is sexually assaulted by a female? If not, what are the reasons/concerns that prevent it?

    • Thanks for this. To my mind the most important men’s human rights resource in the US (and indeed the world) is ‘A Voice for Men’ http://avoiceformen.com. Worldwide, men who are assaulted by women aren’t believed, and are assaulted by the state. The basis of this is deeply biological, in my view, but feminists have made the problem FAR worse than it ever was. DV is a major source of financing for militant feminists.

      • Thank you for the link.

        I know several men, including my 78 year old great-uncle, who have been arrested erroneously in DV cases, and they have had no legal recourse at all, except to accept the judge’s ruling to avoid jail time. I have been trying to find some way to get active on this issue for some time now, but as you can probably understand, I haven’t had much luck.

    • Here some detailed information if you want to read about Domestic Violence!

      http://mensrightsmelbourne.com/domestic-violence/

  3. I came across your campaign quite by accident but I must say it strikes a chord with me. I belong to one of the most vilified minorities in this county. A minority that can be humiliated, discriminated against and treated with contempt without recourse. I am of course talking about white males.

    In advertising and the media we are portrayed as sex objects or incompetent fools, fair game for the butt of jokes. Discriminated in the work place in the name of political correctness.
    All resulting in poor self-esteem, lower educational achievement and a soaring suicide rate.

    Mutual respect and gender irrelevance should be the preferred dispensation.

    I myself am the father of two young daughters and my wife is disabled. Whenever I am overlooked for promotion or demonised for my gender it hurts not just me but the 3 women in my life.

    Misandry is as evil as misogyny. Anyone who thinks differently is a chauvinist and a bigot
    as vile and narrow minded as any racist or male chauvinist of the past.

    Despite your background I do not see your campaign as Conservative in nature. I see the fight back against institutionalised misandry as a fight for fairness and equality NOT trying to establish male dominance.

    I am a natural Labour supporter (on most things) and a trade union activist as was my mother. But this issue transcends left/right politics. In fact if Labour view themselves as about progressive equality then their anti-male prejudice is an affront to their own beliefs.

    It could be considered that with your former links to the Tory party you will be seen as some sort of right-wing male chauvinist and old school Tory. I feel the point you are making would gain a much wider appeal if it was completely and utterly divorced from any traditional red or blue camps.

    Anyway, good luck and I sincerely hope your campaign gains some traction.

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