Mike is a British anti-feminist author and Men’s Rights Activist. His latest book is Feminism: The Ugly Truth. He launched J4MB in 2013. It remains the only political party in the English-speaking world campaigning for the human rights of men and boys on many fronts. He also runs Campaign for Merit in Business.
Paul Elam Founder and publisher, A Voice for Men – “Female privilege: Why women should be ashamed of themselves” (keynote speech)
Paul is an American, and the most well-known Men’s Rights Activist in the world. A former mental health professional, he launched A Voice for Men (AVfM) in 2009, and An Ear for Men (AEfM) in 2015. AVfM has long been the most-visited and most influential website in the world advocating for men’s human rights.
Belinda Brown – “From the flawed concept of toxic masculinity to responsive masculinity: rethinking how we conceptualise men”
Belinda is a Men’s Rights Activist who’s been speaking and writing on men’s issues, family issues, and challenging feminism, for some years. She writes mainly for The Conservative Woman and the Daily Mail, appears on television and radio, and speaks and debates for a range of audiences. You can find her work here and here.
William Collins – “Men and boys in the UK: Edited lowlights”
William Collins blogs on The Illustrated Empathy Gap. He is a professional engineer and theoretical physicist. He has recently discovered that ‘retired’ means ‘differently employed’. He has been married since forever and has two 30-plus sons. He used to have no interest in politics but has reluctantly accepted that there are times when apathy is morally unacceptable.
Janice Fiamengo Professor, Department of English, Ottawa University – “The demonization of young men: Campus sexual misconduct tribunals”
Janice is a strident Canadian supporter of free speech, and an advocate for gender fairness. She is producing a series of anti-feminist videos called The Fiamengo File. One was titled, Why I am an anti-feminist.
Rev. Jules Gomes, ‘The Rebel Priest’ – “Singing in the ruins: How feminists have destroyed the Church of England beyond repair”
Dr Jules Gomes is a journalist and academic. He writes for The Conservative Woman and is the religious affairs correspondent for Virtue Online. He became conscious of the feminist cancer in the Church of England when feminists began to hijack synod. Jules has a doctorate from Cambridge University and has taught at universities in India and England.
Patrick Graham – “Sex offence fantasists, and their police enablers”
A survivor of the ongoing plague of false allegations of rape/historic sex abuse, Patrick is busy campaigning for changes to the criminal justice system, and justice for all the many falsely accused, using skills developed during a media and community development portfolio career. He is a busy moderator of the accused.me.uk forum which has doubled in size to 1,500 members in the past 9 months.
Jordan Holbrook – “The prison sentencing gender gap”
Jordan is a British Men’s Rights Advocate, independent researcher and blogger. He can be found at The Backbencher, The Screen and on YouTube. His key areas of research and interest are the human gender empathy gap, the importance of the family home, the emotional needs of men, and father’s rights.
Dr Jeffrey Ketland – “A feminist witch hunt at Oxford University”
Jeff is a professional logician, mathematician and academic philosopher. He was the victim of a female Borderline Personality Disordered stalker for over two years. He was then the victim of a feminist vigilante lynch mob campaign of false accusations, running him out of his job at Oxford and driving him and his family out of their home. He was reinstated after proving the allegations false.
Anil Kumar – Save Indian Family Foundation – “Focusing on Innovation for Growth of Organizations for the Movement: Experiences in India”
Growing an organization is a major challenge. This talk will address how to overcome challenges to growth and how communications technology impacts the movement and the organizations.
Nick Langford – “An exercise in utter futility: How feminism, falsehood and myth changed the landscape of family law”
Nick is an author and has worked as a lighting technician and designer in theatre and television. He currently teaches. He began researching the issues confronting men and boys on behalf of F4J which he joined while pursuing a contact application. His interest outlasted his membership, he now blogs at exinjuria.wordpress.com.
Brendon is an award-winning filmmaker based out of Austin, Texas. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Film School, to work as a professional film editor. American Circumcision is his first feature-length documentary as director.
Ian McNicholl – “My journey from victim to survivor”
Between September 2006 and May 2008 Ian migrated from being a picture of health, a home owner, a successful businessman who was financially comfortable, to a permanently scarred, registered disabled, homeless benefits claimant, on the verge of bankruptcy. Domestic abuse was the sole cause of this transformation.
Karen Straughan – “Why women must consign feminism to the dustbin of history”
Karen (GirlWritesWhat) is a Canadian anti-feminist who has been writing and video blogging on gender issues since 2010. Her widely-admired videos have raised the consciousness about gender issues and feminism of huge numbers of people.
J. Steven Svoboda, Executive Director, Attorneys for the Rights of the Child – “Genital autonomy, gender equity, and the world”
Steven presented to the United Nations on male circumcision. He’s the National Coalition for Men’s (NCFM’s) Public Relations Director and longest serving board member. He graduated with honours from Harvard Law School and has published 40 peer-reviewed articles. His interview with Cassie Jaye for Red Pill/Raw Files is here.
Alison Tieman – “How compassion for men shapes civilization”
Alison is a Canadian Men’s Rights Advocate. She founded Honey Badger Radio in 2013, as a podcast focusing on women bringing attention to men’s issues. Honey Badger Radio has since grown into the largest collaborative YouTube channel talking about gender and politics from a position inclusive of men’s issues.
A number of individuals who are well-known in the Men’s Rights Movement, some of them particularly in the UK, will be attending the conference, but not giving presentations. They include, in surname alphabetical order: