Justice for Men and Boys (And The Women Who Love Them) is the name of the offending party. Prepare to be very angry...
An anti-feminist party called Justice for Men and Boys (And The Women Who Love Them) – catchy name(!) – is standing in May’s general election. Prepare to get very angry…
Set up by Mike Buchanan, a businessman, former Tory consultant and author of books such as The Glass Ceiling Delusion (The Real Reasons More Women Don’t Reach Senior Positions) and Feminism: The Ugly Truth, the party’s aim is to ‘make feminism a dirty word.’ He does know that feminism means equality of the sexes, right?
Take a quick look at the J4MB (that’s the snappy abbreviation, FYI) website and you’ll be greeted by a wildly offensive list of articles including 13 Reasons Why Women Lie About Being Raped and Increasing Female Representation on Corporate Boards Leads to Financial Performance Decline. Oh, and they dish out awards like Lying Feminist of the Month and Whiny Feminists of the Month to female journalists.
J4MB also has an 80-page manifesto and you can expect your rage levels to be homicidally high after reading it. It includes, among other laughable ideas, pledges to scrap the 2010 Equality Act, to half the time in which women can get an abortion and to make it possible for men to collect their pensions before women because they work harder and die younger.
Founder of this awful party, Buchanan told Buzzfeed, ‘Feminism is a hatred, and it should be a badge of shame. To call yourself a feminist should be no more acceptable than calling yourself a bigot or a sexist or a fascist. It is a deeply vile, corrupting ideology and the idea it’s a benign movement about gender equality is dangerous nonsense.’