CAFE is making waves in Canada, and they’ve just released this short (7:58) but interesting video. They first came to public attention a couple of years ago, following violent demonstrators’ attempts to prevent a presentation by a visiting speaker, Dr Warren Farrell. There’s a little material on that, but more from a presentation by Karen Straughan (‘Girl Writes What’) at a CAFE event three months ago, and some input from a couple of committee members. It’s always good to see and hear people prepared to talk and be seen in public rather than being anonymous, or hiding behind pseudonyms – although nobody would expect people to go public if they’d lose their jobs as a result, for example (which is true for numerous J4MB donors and supporters). The more people that ‘go public’, the easier it will be for others to do so.
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.