Glen Poole bans Mike Buchanan from leaving comments on his InsideMAN website

I’d like to record my appreciation to Glen Poole for saving me time in future, by banning me from leaving comments on his latest article. I learned of the ban when I tried to post the following comments:

Glen, you write:

“I would argue that the two most successful men’s campaigns in the past 10-20 years —– in terms of mainstream reach —- have been the Fathers 4 Justice campaign on the issues facing separated dads (2003-2005 period) and International Men’s Day (and its focus on male suicide) (2015 and 2016).

It may just be coincidence that I took a lead role in both, maybe I got lucky twice, or maybe I’m doing something that works?”

Wow. You’ve done NOTHING that ‘works’. Those campaigns were ‘successful’? The first had mainstream reach but didn’t translate into children / fathers / paternal grandparents getting better access, and as far as suicide is concerned, the only mention of your Men & Boys Coalition in the mainstream media (to the best of my knowledge) were articles by you and Martin Daubney, who’s also a member of the coalition. The wider MSM has ignored you completely.

The government is doing NOTHING about male suicide. The Dept of Health is holding an inquiry which won’t take oral evidence from us, after we pointed out in our written submission that the state is the prime driver of male suicide, something about which you’re in complete denial. If you won’t admit the key problems (the state and feminism) you won’t be able to develop solutions.

To one of the very few commenters who support Glen’s position in any way, his response starts in his trademark, ‘I’m so in touch with my female side right now, can we hug?’ mode:


Thank you for listening…….seriously, I’m a bit tearful writing this……because you’ve listened and heard and understood and now we can connect as human beings….rather than simply interact through a clash of opinions.

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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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  • William Gruff

    Glen Poole wrote:

    Thank you for listening…….seriously, I’m a bit tearful writing this……because you’ve listened and heard and understood and now we can connect as human beings….rather than simply interact through a clash of opinions.

    At least we now know that Glen isn’t a man. Perhaps it’s one of those ‘he/she/whatever it feels like today’ things we are now being compelled to accept as normal.

  • Glen Poooool is a male Feminist, many of UKs top guys know this.

  • F4J was effective, briefly, in attracting a great deal of publicity for a handful of high-profile stunts which revealed holes in security at the House of Commons and at Buckingham Palace, but it never managed to translate that publicity into public awareness of its central concerns. It was an anti-intellectual movement which failed to analyse accurately the obstacles it faced or the reasons for the disadvantages men encountered. It continued to spout tired old fathers’ rights sound bites long after it had faded out of public awareness.

    It was also an unattractive campaign to all but a few, and is estimated never to have had a paid-up membership of over 600. When I left in 2012 membership stood at about 180. That compares with FNF’s membership which I think is about 3,000. One might also consider the membership of the low-profile but very effective Wikivorce, which is about 140,000.

    Painful though it is to accept, F4J never really influenced anything, or achieved any legislative change. Invariably, when it had managed to open a door and obtain the interest or support of an MP or minister it would perform some ridiculous stunt and ensure the door was slammed shut again. It was as if it was terrified of potential success.

    The one thing history has taught us is that people do not learn from history, but there are important lessons to be learnt from both F4J and FNF and their combined failure to effect significant change or mobilise the hundreds of thousands of disenfranchised fathers. Whatever the appropriate way forward, it isn’t the foul-mouthed, unthinking intimidation of F4J, and I doubt very much that it is the let’s-not-upset-feminists anaemia of International Men’s Day.

  • Poole absolutely needed to be clear about what he stood for. He simply pretended he was interested in men’s issues across the board, and then anytime a person pointed out the issues with feminism (namely being very anti-male at any opportunity: divorce, access to children, accusation that are either false or are literally mountains out of molehills [arguing!], ‘positive’ action, grants that are denied to men, reproductive rights, the closing of women’s prisons, objectification of men without complaint, men’s morale affected by the endless barraging) he made sure he cut them down!
    How about this: “I build up men’s charities and am pro-feminist”. Then we all could have saved ourselves a lot of time and aggravation.