Birmingham Mail article on ICMI18: ‘Anti-feminist group BANNED from staging conference at St Andrew’s stadium by Birmingham City FC’

Two days ago the website Football365 published a scurrilous attack on J4MB, in an obvious bid to create controversy and pressurise Birmingham City FC into cancelling the contract to host the 2018 conference. The attack is here. The comments stream has been lively ever since. We’ve had plenty of supportive comments from luminaries including Paul Elam, Tom Golden, Robert Brockway, Guttorm Grundt, Nick Langford, Karen Straughan, Alison Tieman, Belinda Brown, Natty Kadifa, Elizabeth Hobson… you might like to check the comments stream and note the high number of upvotes for their comments, and the low number for the comments left by our critics.

Within hours of the publication of the piece, and without contacting us beforehand, a director of Birmingham City FC decided to terminate the contract, and emailed me to that effect. He appeared to be suffering from the delusion that the club could cancel the contract. I worked in the field of procurement – buying goods and services – for 25 years, and the contract for the hosting of ICMI18 couldn’t be clearer. There are no grounds on which the club can unilaterally terminate the contract. The club is undoubtedly in breach of contract. They are trying to get round this issue by claiming that I misrepresented J4MB to them, which is simply untrue. We shall be taking legal advice on the matter, but as things stand, we expect the club to honour its contractual commitments. I sent a polite but robust email to the club’s director, but have yet to receive a response.

Things moved on almost an hour ago, with the publication of a piece in the online edition of the Birmingham Mail, following my very brief conversation with the journalist behind the piece, Danny Hussain. You will note comments are disabled, clearly the paper doesn’t want the reactions of local people to be made public on their site. It contains a carefully edited video (1:06) with extracts from the video (18:13) in which I take viewers round the areas we’ve hired for the conference. It even contains an old blurred photograph of myself, while I could have sent them a hi-res new one in moments, if asked. It’s all to do with trying to create a jarring impression on people who read the piece, I suppose.

So, where does this leave us?

It’s time to draw a line in the sand.

It’s time to demonstrate that feminists are continuing to lose control of gender narratives.

95%+ of the supporters of Birmingham City FC are men and boys, and the conference is about issues affecting men and boys.

We shall be hosting ICMI18 in St Andrew’s Stadium.


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a British anti-feminist men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My key websites are LPS Publishing, Campaign for Merit in Business, Laughing at Feminists E, T 07967 026163 (UK).
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7 Responses to Birmingham Mail article on ICMI18: ‘Anti-feminist group BANNED from staging conference at St Andrew’s stadium by Birmingham City FC’

  1. Drex says:

    Football clubs are just so blue pill..


  2. Chris Hoff says:

    It’s only when these people start getting burned in lawsuits that the nonsense will stop.

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  3. Factsseeker says:

    There is a silver lining to this cloud. Every time an organization shows such blatant bias, as in this case with the Birmingham FC, another cohort of men and boys will join the growing wave of men calling for justice around the world for male human beings and the exposure of gynocentrism that currently drives modern social policy in so called ‘western democracies’. The fight for justice for all marginalized groups has been ongoing over millenniums. It takes time to bring about change. There are powerful vested interests to suppressing ordinary male rights and justice. Male leaders throughout history, have cleverly divided men by encouraging men to fight each other over women. This has worked very well for centuries. But now the tide is turning. The blatant bias and growing dehumanization of ordinary men, is rallying men together to dispel the myths and see through the manipulation by the alpha dogs. The arrogance of gynocentrism will lead to its demise. So chin up guys. Out time is coming.


  4. Max says:

    I dislike the chosen venue – for my own, personal, entirely subjective reasons. That said, I’d *Hate* to see power-drunk cry-bullies be successful in forcing a venue change.

    They’ve done this, repeatedly, to so many good people and organisations. Most recently, to Cassie Jaye and her award-winning documentary film ‘THE RED PILL’.

    They have no counter-argument, and so they do this. Mr Buchanan is leading by example here – we must all *Refuse* to allow their reprehensible behaviour to become routine, or the “new normal”.

    Enough is more than enough.


  5. Max says:

    At the risk of being called “Captain Obvious”…

    Quick Note: The “old blurred photograph” was chosen – out of as many as they could find, I imagine – to try to make you look menacing, or at the very least unfriendly.
    If that means using a low-res photo that makes them look like a 13 year old with a new blog, then so be it.
    It’s pathetic, but true… Making you look bad is their highest priority.


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