Ray Barry’s protest next to Gillian Wearing’s sculpture, ‘A Real Birmingham Family’

Ray Barry will be standing for J4MB in the May 2015 general election. He’s the leader of Real Fathers for Justice, and we decided to film him protesting about a sculpture recently erected outside the new Birmingham library. The sculpture was created by Gillian Wearing and it’s titled, ‘A Real Birmingham Family’. The absence of a father in the group has sparked a considerable amount of media controversy.

In the minutes before we recorded this piece, a number of people came to see the sculpture. We engaged them in conversation and they, too, were angry that £100,000 of public money had been spent on a sculpture of a family which excluded a father.

Unfortunately it was very windy on the day we visited the sculpture, and this affected the quality of the audio recording in parts. We hope, however, that you’ll grasp the essence of Ray’s protest – here.

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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  • The video is excellent – a first rate ‘party political broadcast’. But I suggest you re-shoot it on a calm day. The wind noise will put off a lot of people from listening to the end, which is a shame.