Justice for Men and Boys

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Justice for Men and Boys
(and the Women Who Love Them)
Abbreviation J4MB
Leader Mike Buchanan
Founded 6 February 2013 (2013-02-06)
Ideology Pro-men's and boys' rights, anti-feminist
Website
Blog via WordPress

Justice for Men and Boys (and the Women Who Love Them) - J4MB - is a British political party which advocates for men's and boys' rights and opposes feminism.

Background

The party was founded in 2013,[1][2] and is led by retired businessman, and former Conservative Party consultant, Mike Buchanan.[3] He is the author of 10 books, a number of them concerned with gender politics, most recently: Feminism: The Ugly Truth.

J4MB is the only political party in the English-speaking world campaigning for the human rights of men and boys on many fronts. It is also the only anti-feminist political party in the English-speaking world[3] and has become the subject of controversy in the British media, having been covered in articles[4][5][6][7][8][9] and in television,[10] radio[11] and print[3][12] interviews. This led to the commissioning of Mike Buchanan as a columnist by the International Business Times, the relationship was terminated despite them stating "Your articles for us have been balanced and backed by evidence, which is fine. But we realise you have courted controversy for other articles you have written, and we feel this isn’t the best image for the IBT brand going forward." ,[13] The two articles which were published, were on the subject of male suicide[14] and female representation in corporate boardrooms.[15]. Buchanan was replaced by a self confessed 'male-feminist' and Guardian columnist Ally Fogg, with IBT claiming the addition of a 3rd feminist, albeit male, in addition to the pre-existing two feminist columnists on staff would represent "balance".

The party asserts that despite 71% of Members of the House of Commons being men,[16] men are not over-represented in politics,[17] that laws against rape are "nothing less than a charter for malicious women to make false sexual offence allegations, thereby ruining innocent men's lives" and likened feminism to Nazism and fascism.[17]

In its 2015 general election manifesto, the party explored twenty areas in which the human rights of men and boys in the UK are being violated.[10] The manifesto received criticism from feminist and far-left sources due to allegedly quoting extensively from Wikipedia, Daily Mail and blogs.

The party will be co-hosting the second International Conference on Men's Issues [18] in London, 8-10 July 2016 in association with A Voice for Men.

Electoral performance

The party stood for election for the first time at the 2015 general election, with two candidates. Party leader Mike Buchanan stood in Ashfield against the Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero. Buchanan came last with 153 votes out of 47,409 cast. Ray Barry stood in Broxtowe and also came last with 63 votes out of 53,440 cast.[19]

The party has published its 2020 general election strategy online. It plans to field candidates in the top 20 Conservative marginal seats at that election, and had income streams in place to fund all 20 candidates' £500 deposits shortly after the 2015 general election.[20] The 20 constituencies where the party intends to stand are:[21]

References

  1. Rose, Joel (2 September 2014). "For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men". NPR. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Buchanan, Mike (6 February 2013). "URGENT: Imminent public meeting in Wales concerning domestic abuse – Merthyr Tydfil, 14 February (blog)". j4mb.wordpress.com. Justice for Men and Boys via WordPress. Retrieved 13 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ross, Jamie (14 January 2015). "An Anti-Feminist Party Is Standing In The General Election". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Staff writer (14 January 2015). "The anti-feminist party standing for parliament (and their unwieldy name)". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Fordy, Tom (15 January 2015). "An anti-feminist political party is depressing news for men and women". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Bennett, Catherine (18 January 2015). "Justice for Men and Boys' hatred of feminism eclipses its remit to help men". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Smith, Lydia (14 January 2015). "Justice for Men and Boys: The anti-feminist party standing in the general election". International Business Times. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Deacon, Michael (17 January 2015). "In a woman's world, we men need Mike". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Baxter, Holly; Cosslett, Rhiannon Lucy (7 January 2013). "Coming soon to an angry dude near you - the "pro-men" party". New Statesman. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. 10.0 10.1 Phillip Schofield (presenter), Christine Bleakley (presenter), Caroline Criado-Perez (guest) and Mike Buchanan (guest) (15 January 2015). "Britain's most controversial politician?". This Morning. Event occurs at 11.33am. ITV Network Ltd. ITV. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Staff writer (14 March 2013). "Do men need a political party to defend their rights?". BBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Nianias, Helen (14 January 2015). "'Feminists hate men': Meet Mike Buchanan, the leader of Britain's new Justice for Men and Boys Party". The Independent. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Buchanan, Mike. j4mb.wordpress.com. Justice for Men and Boys via WordPress https://j4mb.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/ella-whelan-the-womens-march-on-washington-is-a-pointless-protest-for-middle-class-feminists/. Retrieved 08 January 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Buchanan, Mike (24 March 2015). "Male suicide scandal: UK men are paying for a system that drives thousands of them to death". International Business Times. Retrieved 13 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Buchanan, Mike (9 March 2015). "Cameron's naive crusade for boardroom gender diversity will only hurt Britain". International Business Times. Retrieved 13 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Staff writer. "Frequently Asked Questions: MPs: How many male MPs are there?". parliament.uk. Parliament of the United Kingdom.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. 17.0 17.1 Staff writer (14 January 2015). "Justice for Men and Boys: what we learnt from the manifesto". The Week.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. Buchanan, Mike (24 January 2016). "International Conference on Men's Issues (2016) (blog)". j4mb.wordpress.com. Justice for Men and Boys via WordPress.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. Staff writer (13 April 2015). "Election 2015: HS2 divides Broxtowe candidates". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 13 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. Buchanan, Mike (25 May 2015). "2020 general election strategy (blog)". j4mb.wordpress.com. Justice for Men and Boys via WordPress.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  21. Buchanan, Mike (25 May 2015). Conservative marginal seats following the 2015 general election - sorted by majority votes order (pdf). Justice for Men and Boys via WordPress.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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