Manchester conference – a resounding success

Just back home, following our second day handing out thousands of leaflets outside the Conservative party conference in Manchester. We were met with negligible hostility other than from a handful of feminists, both female and male. I recommended the website of The Anti-Feminism League to them, as well as that of A Voice for Men.

Collectively we had a huge number of calm and amicable conversations with people, including Jews and Muslims. Most freely admitted they had no idea about the physical and psychological problems which commonly result from MGM – as detailed in the Global Survey of Circumcision Harm – or that the procedure is illegal in the UK (although prosecutions are not brought). We know MGM is illegal from a talk given by a prominent barrister in 2013.

We were supporting the good people from Men Do Complain, and over the two days the tireless leaflet distributors included Richard, Patrick, William, John, Oliver (at 18, the youngest of the group), Tim, Jon and Robin. It was an honour to work with these men, and I look forward to doing so again. We all felt the exercise had been successful beyond our wildest dreams. Next year we’ll be campaigning outside the Conservative conference in Birmingham, with large banners, megaphones, and much more.

We shall post photographs and links to video footage of the Manchester campaigning in the coming days.

Onwards and upwards!

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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