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 in 2015. AVfM has long been the most-visited and most influential website in the world advocating for men’s human rights.
Other speakers, in surname alphabetical order
Professor Gerhard Amendt – “Partner violence: From re-education of offenders towards an analysis of partner dynamics”
Gerhard is Professor emeritus for gender and generation research at the University of Bremen, author of several books and articles, research on divorced fathers. WHO advisor, editor/publisher of German edition of Family Interventions in Domestic Violence, contributor to New Male Studies, member of Agens e.V., a NGO.
Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) – talk title to be announced
Carl is an internationally famous British vlogger, producing YouTube videos under the pseudonym Sargon of Akkad. His YouTube website has over 700,000 followers. His channel first drew attention to itself during the Gamergate controversy in 2014, when he argued in one of his videos that members of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) were actively plotting to influence video game development to conform to their ideological feminist agendas. In 2015 he posted the video Why do people hate feminism?
Belinda Brown – “Preparing the way for a future free of feminism”
Belinda is a Men’s Rights Activist who has been speaking and writing on men’s issues, family issues, and the problems of 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.
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 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 – talk title to be announced
Anil founded India’s first men’s community centres, in New Delhi and Bangalore. He’s testified twice to Parliamentary inquiries. His community centre website is www.confidareindia.com. SIFF’s NGO (charitable trust) website is www.saveindianfamily.org
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.
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.
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.
Tom Todd – “Beyond (wo)men’s rights: Fragments of a new paradigm for gender politics”
Tom has been preoccupied with family law, psychology, evolutionary biology, gender and family politics for many years. Co-organizer of the first European conference on family violence research and its uses for counselling and health experts (2018). He’s the vice-chair of the German NGO Agens e.V. – men and women together.
A number of well-known individuals will be attending the conference, but not giving presentations. They include: