Tickets are still available for the second International Conference on Men’s Issues, being held in the capital’s largest and most prestigious conferences and events venue, ExCeL London, 8-10 July. You can book your ticket(s) here.
The line-up of 20 speakers, and other well-known people advocating for the human rights of men and boys, is below. For many, this conference will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch these people speak ‘live’, and to meet them face-to-face. It may be many years before the UK hosts another event of this size and scope, so don’t leave it too late to apply for a ticket. There’s a very strict limit on the number of people who can be accommodated in the conference area we’ve hired.
Erin Pizzey Domestic violence campaigner – ‘Intergenerational Family Violence v. The Big Lie.’
In 1971, Erin founded the very first battered women’s shelter in the world, in Chiswick, London. She had no idea what would be coming her way for her troubles, including death threats, bomb threats, and multiple incidents of stalking. In her book Prone to Violence (1982) she showed how misguided we are in dealing with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). She has been refuting lies about IPV for 40+ years, and runs WhiteRibbon.org.
Master of Ceremonies
Terrence Popp – For several years Terrence has been addressing men’s issues using comedy as a vehicle. He is also a highly decorated combat veteran who was one of the presenters at ICMI 14 in Detroit, Michigan. Terrence is also the proprietor of Redonkulas.com
Other speakers, in surname alphabetical order
Paul is the National Manager of the charity FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru. The charity provides practical and emotional support to parents with child contact problems in Wales, and undertakes research on issues impacting on men.
Janet Bloomfield – ‘How Feminism Infantilizes Women’
Janet is a Canadian anti-feminist writer and blogger. She was one of the first female anti-feminist bloggers, using the pseudonym ‘JudgyBitch’. She was one of the original contributors to Women Against Feminism. She has explained why feminism is the major ideology standing in the way of legal equality between men and women.
Mike Buchanan Party leader, J4MB – ‘The Political War on Men and Boys’
Mike is a British anti-feminist author and men’s rights advocate. His latest book is Feminism: the ugly truth. He launched J4MB in 2013. It remains the only political party in the English-speaking world campaigning for the human rights of men and boys on many fronts. He also runs Campaign for Merit in Business.
Dr Greg Canning – ‘The Health Gender Gap’
Greg is a general practitioner and medical educator who has cared for families at Hermit Park Clinic in Townsville for over 25 years. Current interests include the diagnosis and management of skin cancer, the impact of social factors and policy on men’s health, and drawing attention to the issues faced by men and boys in his local community.
Martin Daubney – ‘Pornography and the demonisation of young men’
Martin is an award-winning magazine Editor and newspaper journalist of 20 years’ experience. He also writes regular in-depth men’s issues features for The Sunday Times, and is a seasoned broadcaster for Sky News, ITV, BBC & Channel 5. In 2013 he presented Channel 4’s Porn On The Brain, which has since been aired in seven countries. From 2002-2010 he edited iconic lad’s mag loaded, until fatherhood dragged him into the real world.
Paul Elam Founder and publisher, A Voice for Men – ‘Gynocentrism: the Root of Feminism’
Paul is an American, and the most well-known men’s human rights advocate in the world. A former mental health professional, he launched A Voice for Men (AVfM) in 2009. AVfM has long been the most-visited and most influential website in the world advocating for men’s human rights.
Janice Fiamengo Professor, Department of English, Ottawa University – ‘How Feminism is Destroying Higher Education’
Janice is a strident Canadian supporter of free speech, and an advocate for gender fairness. She is producing a series of anti-feminist videos called The Fiamengo File.
Sage Gerard Collegiate Activism Director, AVfM Operations LLC – ‘How to Bring Men’s Rights to Campus’
Sage is an internationally-recognized advocate for men’s rights student organizations, and an authoritative contact for students trying to resist hostile universities. He founded Zen Men to counteract gender ideology in education systems.
Guttorm Grundt – ‘Discrimination of men and fathers in Norway, and MannsForum’s strategy and actions for gender equality in practice.’
Guttorm has been engaged in gender equality for men for 30 years, both as telephone support for distressed men, co-founder of Resource Centre for men (Reform), and now board member of the organisation Men’s Forum in Norway; mannforum.org. He is also a father and grandfather.
Kathy Gyngell – ‘Feminism and Family Dysfunction: A Disaster for Men, Women and Children.’
Kathy is co-editor of The Conservative Woman. She researched and wrote the Addictions reports for the Conservative Party’s Social Justice Policy Review publications Breakdown Britain (2006) and Breakthrough Britain (2007). She published further critiques of drug policy, The Phoney War on Drugs (2009) and Breaking the Habit (2011) with The Centre for Policy Studies where she has been a research fellow since 2007. She writes frequently for The Daily Mail and has written for The Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, The Times and the Evening Standard.
Tim Hammond – ‘Exploring the Aftermath of Male Circumcision: Findings from the 2012 Global Survey of Infant Circumcision’
Tim is an American independent researcher and human rights advocate. He has conducted two surveys into the long-term adverse effects of infant circumcision (Male Genital Mutilation) on men’s health.
Anil Kumar Save Indian Family Foundation – ‘Organizational Models that made the difference: Success stories in India’
Anil was the founder of India’s first ever men’s community centres, in New Delhi and Bangalore. He has testified twice in front of Parliamentary inquiries, seeking to protect innocent men and women from the impact of false allegations against men. His community centre website is www.confidareindia.com. SIFF’s NGO (charitable trust) website is www.saveindianfamily.org
Josh O’Brien – ‘Where are all the young MRAs?’
Josh is a 19-year-old British politics and sociology student, who has been making videos on Men’s Issues and Feminism for a number of years. He’s been featured on A Voice For Men, Inside-Man, Fabulous Magazine, J4MB and the BBC among others, and seeks to become an expert on men’s issues in years to come.
Herbert Purdy– ‘Feminism: Their Angry Creed’
Herbert is a British author, commentator, and blogger on feminism and its effect on society. He stands implacably opposed to all it represents, and believes it is time people woke up to its danger.
Karen Straughan – ‘Toxic Femininity’
Karen (GirlWritesWhat) is a Canadian anti-feminist who has been writing and video blogging on gender issues since 2010. Her widely-admired videos have raised the consciousness about gender issues and feminism of huge numbers of people, and she has been described as the #1 Recruiting Sergeant for the Men’s Human Rights Movement.
European News Director, AVFM Operations, LLC – ‘The Status of Men in Continental Europe: Ideology, Legislation, and Activism’
Lucian is a Romanian libertarian-conservative, polyglot, and staunch non-feminist. He runs the YouTube channel Freedom Alternative.
Thomas Walter – ‘Men’s Rights in Germany – Issues, Activities, Challenges’
Thomas is an executive committee member of MANNdat e.V., Germany. MANNdat is an independent, unaligned NGO founded by concerned men. They campaign for the civil rights of boys and men and expose and help overcome discrimination against them. MANNdat is the leading political organisation in the German MHRA landscape.
Milo Yiannopoulos – ‘How to Beat Feminists in Debates’
Milo is a British journalist and entrepreneur. He founded The Kernel, an online tabloid magazine about technology, which he sold to Daily Dot Media in 2014. He was involved in the Gamergate controversy, criticizing the politicization of video game culture. He is an Associate Editor for Breitbart.com, a United States-based news and opinion website.
A number of well-known individuals will be attending the conference, but not giving speeches. They include: