Ray Barry is the leader of the political party Equal Parenting Alliance, and sadly he’s estranged from his sons (now 20, 22 and 24) following his wife’s decision to leave him many years ago. At the 2015 general election he’ll be standing for J4MB in the Wolverhampton South-West constituency, where he lives. He wrote the well-received equal parenting proposals in our public consultation document. There can be few people better placed to talk with authority about parental estrangement, so it was only fitting that he made an early, strong, and substantial (over 16 minutes long) contribution to a programme broadcast two days ago, largely devoted to the issue of estranged parents (which almost always means estranged fathers) on BBC Radio WM. Most of the two-hour long programme — sensitively hosted by Caroline Martin — was concerned with the issue of parental estrangement, with numerous people phoning into the programme with their experiences. After Caroline’s introduction, Ray’s contribution goes on to 18:46, and is well worth catching. The man’s a radio natural. Enjoy:
About Mike Buchanan
Mike Buchanan is a British men's rights activist (MRA) and anti-feminist. He was the founder and former leader (2013-20) of this party, and handed over the leadership to Elizabeth Hobson in May 2020.
J4MB remains the only party in the English-speaking world which is resolutely anti-feminist and campaigns for the human rights of men and boys on many fronts. Those rights are assaulted by states' actions and inactions in many areas, almost always to privilege women and girls. 20 such areas were explored in the party's 2015 general election manifesto.
Mike was a business executive for 30 years before taking early retirement in 2010. He's written 10 books and is also a publisher. His last three books have been concerned with gender and gender politics, the most recent being Feminism: the ugly truth (2016).
Mike is the creator of the website Laughing at Feminists.
He has sole responsibility for organizing future International Conferences on Men's Issues (ICMIs) in Europe and North America, and was a key organizer of the London conferences in 2016, 2018 and the 120-speaker online conference in 2020.