In early 2012 I was delighted when the veteran domestic violence campaigner Erin Pizzey agreed to write a Foreword for my book Feminism: the ugly truth. It was wonderful to finally meet Erin Pizzey for the first time, at the Detroit conference, and to have a number of discussions. It would be impossible to exaggerate the esteem with which this remarkable woman is held across the MHRM. AVfM presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the dinner later in the day when she gave her speech, and of course she received a standing ovation from the assembled delegates. Her speech to the conference is here. 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.