Conference director, chairman of the organizing committee

Mike Buchanan “Women’s Rights v Others’ Rights, a Political Strategy to Strengthen the Family, Abortion and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.” Live Q&A with Richard Lucas, leader of the Scottish Family Party.

Mike is a British political party leader, anti-feminist, men’s rights activist, author, publisher, cruciverbalist, former business consultant and the creator of Laughing at Feminists. He hosts a 90-minute-long men-only online meeting every Sunday on behalf of XY Crew. The latest of his 10 books is Feminism: The Ugly Truth (2016).

Mike worked as a consultant for the Conservative party (2006-8). Whilst there he developed a new model for the formerly loss-making annual conferences which delivered a profit of £11.5 million to the party over 2007-14. Details here.

In 2012 he launched Campaign for Merit in Business, publicising the evidence of a causal link between appointing more women to corporate boards and declines in financial performance.

Mike was the founder and remains the leader (2013-) of the political party Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them) (J4MB). In his presentation he will outline the thinking behind the renaming and relaunching of the party early in 2022, in anticipation of the next general election. His home constituency for the past 25+ years has been Bedford, a seat with a Labour majority of just 145 votes at the 2019 general election.

J4MB remains the only party in the English-speaking world campaigning for the human rights of men and boys on many fronts, and the only avowedly anti-feminist party. The J4MB YouTube channel is here, the conferences and other playlists here.

In May 2020 Mike stepped down and passed the leadership of the party to Elizabeth Hobson, formerly the party’s Director of Communications (2018-20). In March 2021 Elizabeth resigned because the demands of a new full-time job made it impossible to devote the time and energy to J4MB that she wanted. Mike re-assumed the role of party leader.

He hosted the International Conferences on Men’s Issues (ICMIs) held at London Excel in 2016 and 2018, and was one of the key organizers of ICMI20. He is responsible for organizing future online ICMIs and in-person ICMIs in Europe.

Mike co-hosts the Gender Matters series, along with Elizabeth. Guests to date have included Paul Elam, Professor Janice Fiamengo, Professor Gerard Casey, Tom Golden and Dr Warren Farrell, all of whom spoke at ICMI20, and are speaking at this conference. The video playlist of the series is here.

J4MB gave two talks at Cambridge University in May, 2019. Feminist students, alumni and academics had tried to have the talks cancelled, by sending an open petition to the Vice-Chancellor, full of lies and misrepresentations about J4MB. Mike spoke on Equal Rights for Men and Women (video, 41:05), while Elizabeth spoke on The History of Feminism (video, 45:18). The noise you can hear in the background was created by a large mob of howling, aggressive and chanting male and female feminists – the Cambridge University Noisy Twats Society, the acronym seemed appropriate – who deterred many people from attending the lectures.

A female J4MB supporter, Natty Raymond, chased after, apprehended and recorded on her smartphone the female feminist student who had thrown a milkshake at Mike and two supporters earlier the same day. The footage will be included in the course of the interview video of Natty at this conference. It includes the photographer of the incident, who worked for the student online website Varsity. J4MB knows the names of the two individuals (and the male feminist who also threw a milkshake) but has declined to make them public.

The party has posted 40 blog pieces in relation to the day, and the events leading up to it – here.

Mike appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues

2014, Detroit – Speech
2016, London – The Political War on Men and Boys
2017, Gold Coast, Australia – Let’s Get Visible – Beyond Keyboard Activism
2018, London – Equal Rights for Men and Women
2019, Chicago – Feminism Sows the Seeds of its own DestructionBuilding the Men’s Rights Movement (panel discussion)
2020, online – Why Women Fail to Compete Successfully With Men, and Will Always Fail

Messages 4 Men (London)

2017 – Male Genital Mutilation
2018 – Speech
2019 – Abortion is a Men’s Issue, too

Domestic Abuse is a Men’s Issue, Too (National Conference on Men’s Issues, 2020)


Organizing committee members

Robert Brockway  “Feminist Lies, Bad History and The Truth”, live Q&A with Natalie Powell

Robert is an Australian/Canadian Men’s Rights Activist (MRA) and anti-feminist. He is concerned for the welfare of men and boys in modern society. In particular, he is concerned about the effects of widespread misandry in society and gender biases in addressing domestic violence and intimate partner violence. He advocates for men’s rights for the next generation of men and women.

Robert is the president of the Australian Men’s Rights Association Inc. and holds positions as a Researcher at A Voice for Men and Chief Editor at Wiki4Men. He was formerly Managing Editor at A Voice for Men.

In 2016 he helped organise the third screening of The Red Pill in Australia. This was the first screening of the documentary in Australia outside of Melbourne. He was on the organising committee of ICMI17, and provided advice and assistance to the organisers of ICMI19. He spoke at the March for Men in Melbourne, Australia, organised by Sydney Watson.

Robert regularly publishes articles on A Voice for Men and has given interviews on behalf of Men’s Rights Brisbane, Men’s Rights Australia, the Australian Men’s Rights Association Inc. and A Voice for Men.

He was one of the organizers of the online ICMI20, and one of the speakers – Theirstory, or How Feminist Revisionists Changed The Past.

Paul Elam Live Q&A with Chris Votey and Vernon Meigs

Paul is one of the most widely recognized advocates for men and boys worldwide. Coming from a background in the mental health industry in the 1990s, he noticed several areas in which men were effectively discriminated against respective to women.  Primary among these was the problem of domestic violence and the exclusion from shelters and support services for male victims.

For the next two decades Paul worked within the system, trying to address this and other disparities in the treatment of men and boys. In advocating for solutions, he often found his efforts frustrated by feminist ideologues and ingrained misandry in the mental health professions.

In 2009, having concluded that working within the mental health system was untenable, he founded A Voice for Men (AVfM), now the undisputed flagship of the men’s rights movement online. AVFM has been covered by worldwide media and has been subjected to repeated attacks by the same.

In 2014, Paul founded the International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI), a series of conferences that launched under threats of death from feminist ideologues but that nonetheless expanded into an iconic event with a worldwide footprint. ICMI has since been hosted on three continents, gathering speakers, thought leaders and attendees from across the planet.

He launched An Ear for Men (AEfM) in 2015.

Paul has authored and co-authored several books on men’s issues, including Men. Women. Relationships. Surviving the Plague of Modern Masculinity, Say Goodbye to Crazy, Red Pill Psychology and Go Your Own Way. Understanding MGTOW. His next effort, The Book of Zeta. Masculinity in the Age of Misandry, will be released in the autumn of 2020.

In recent years, Paul’s work has turned back to the world of mental health. Through his website at he provides mental health and life coaching services to men who have been adversely affected by issues unique to the lives of men and boys. This includes individual counselling and counselling groups through internet platforms.

Paul was a participant in two video series – Regarding Men (a weekly series with Professor Janice Fiamengo and Tom Golden, also speakers at this event, until Tom departed the initiative in August 2021) and You Can’t Make This Shit Up! (an occasional series with Tom Golden).

Paul’s videos posted before late April 2020, including Regarding Men, can be found on YouTube. After that he started posting his new videos on BitChute.

He was the first guest on the Justice for Men & Boys Gender Matters video series. The playlist of the series is here.

Paul was one of the organizers of ICMI20. He appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues  

2014 (Detroit) – Speech, introduced by Dr Warren Farrell
2016 (London) – Gynocentrism – The Root of Feminism
2017 (Gold Coast, Australia) – Conference Opening by Paul Elam and Robert Brockway
2018 (London) – The Men’s Movement: Personal and PoliticalPaul Elam’s Churchill Award, Presented by Mike Buchanan and Elizabeth Hobson
2019 (Chicago) – Three panel discussions – Building the Men’s Rights MovementPsychology’s War on MenRed Pill Cast
2020 (online) – My 2020 Vision for the Men’s Rights Movement (keynote, interview with Elizabeth Hobson and Mike Buchanan)

Professor Janice Fiamengo “Covid-19 is a Men’s Issue”, live Q&A with Chris Votey and Vernon Meigs

Janice is a writer and the creator of the Fiamengo File series at Studio Brulé. She is a retired professor of English, and advocate for men’s issues, free speech, and western culture. She taught literature for 20 years, latterly at the University of Ottawa, and is the author of The Woman’s Page (2007), a study of early Canadian female journalists. She has also published online articles criticizing feminism and political correctness in magazines such as PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine. She lives in New Westminster, British Columbia, with her husband, poet and songwriter David Solway.

Janice was a participant in the weekly video series Regarding Men with Paul Elam and Tom Golden, also speakers at this event, until August 2021, when Tom departed the initiative.

She was the third guest on the Justice for Men & Boys Gender Matters video series. The playlist of the series is here.

Janice appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues

2016, London – How Feminism is Destroying Higher Education
2018, London – The Demonization of Young Men: Campus Sexual Misconduct Tribunals
2019, Chicago – Why We Need Male-Positive Histories (keynote)
2020, online –  We Must Stop Anti-Male Indoctrination of Boys

Tom Golden Interview and live Q&A with Chris Votey and Vernon Meigs

Tom Golden is a therapist with 30+ years of experience working with men and boys, as well as women and girls. He maintains a practice in Gaithersburg, Maryland, as well as conducting consultations online.

Tom is well-known in the field of healing from loss, having travelled around the world to share his wisdom and having been named the “1999 International Grief Educator” by the Australian Centre for Grief Education.

Tom built the first interactive web site for bereaved people in 1995, The page houses the internet’s first memorial site A Place to Honor Grief.

He has also worked as the vice chairman of the Maryland Commission for Men’s Health, he was featured in The Red Pill documentary.

He has written three books – The Way Men Heal, Helping Mothers Be Closer to their Sons and Swallowed by a Snake – the gift of the masculine side of Healing, all available on Amazon; and his work has been featured on CBS Evening News, ESPN, The NFL Channel, The New York Times, The Washington Post and many others.

His web site is Men Are Good, the same words he uses for his YouTube Channel. You can find him on Twitter @trgolden.

Until August 2021 Tom was a participant in two video series – Regarding Men (a weekly series with Paul Elam and Professor Janice Fiamengo, also speakers at this event) and You Can’t Make This Shit Up! (an occasional series with Paul Elam).

He was the fourth guest on the Justice for Men & Boys Gender Matters video series. The playlist of the series is here.

Tom was one of the organizers at ICMI20. He appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues

2014, Detroit – Speech
2019, Chicago – What The Media Won’t Tell You About Men… Panel discussions – FatherlessnessPsychology’s War on MenThe Red Pill Cast Q&A
2020 (online) – Do Males and Females Live in Different Worlds? The Four Things That Make Men’s and Boys’ Worlds Different (two talks for the price of one)

Elizabeth Hobson

Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them) – J4MB – a British political party, thanks Tom Caulfield, its Technical Director, for the above picture, one of a large number taken in the Patriarchy Council HQ in London in 2019.

In May 2018 J4MB was delighted to announce Elizabeth’s appointment as Director of Communications. She was already a well-known and highly respected Men’s Rights Activist.

In May 2020 she was appointed the party leader. In March 2021 she resigned, after recognizing that the demands of a new full-time job made it impossible to devote the time and energy she wanted to her J4MB role. Mike Buchanan re-assumed the role at the same time.

She is the mother of two boys. She calls herself an anti-feminist Gender Equality Activist, and she’s worked with Trigger WarningThe Liberty Belles and Ladies for Philip Davies, as well as being a key member of the organising team for the highly successful March for Men / Messages for Men conferences in London in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Video playlists for the conferences are here. She is now solely responsible for the conferences.

Her areas of particular interest include the family and fathers’ rights, domestic abuse, MGM, feminism and freedom. Elizabeth wants to end the Sex War – artificially constructed by feminists – and pursue a more just society based on classical liberal values such as liberty, equality and meritocracy.

She co-hosts the Gender Matters series along with Mike Buchanan, the J4MB party leader. Guests so far have included Dr Warren Farrell, Paul Elam. Professor Janice Fiamengo, Professor Gerard Casey and Tom Golden. The video playlist of the series is here.

The J4MB YouTube channel is here, the playlists here.

Elizabeth’s personal YouTube channel is here. She was one of the organizers of ICMI20.

She appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues  

2018 (London) –  Activating the Non-Feminist Sector The Men’s Movement: Personal and PoliticalPaul Elam’s Churchill Award, presented by Elizabeth Hobson and Mike Buchanan
2020 (online) – The Power of Stories

She hosted the following event, in addition to co-hosting the Messages 4 Men Conferences in London (2017-19). She is solely responsible for organizing the events from 2021 onwards.

Domestic Violence is a Men’s Issue, Too (National Conference on Men’s Issues, 2020)

The links between domestic abuse and other men’s issues

Vernon Meigs “Defending Peter Pan – An Introduction To Your Puer Archetype”, live Q&A with Chris Votey

Vernon, also known as ‘V for Vernon’ online, is an American who offers individualism as the key to resolving men’s issues, esteeming men and boys, and diagnosing and combating gynocentrism in history, culture, and mainstream thought. Vernon defines gynocentrism as the call to male altruism, in which men are expected to be broken or terminated emotionally and physically for the sake of women. He neither sees this situation as a natural state of mankind nor as necessarily for human survival biologically and culturally, and advocates that men own their self-interest and craft their own path in a society that wishes them the opposite. He advocates for recapturing the spark of boyish youth for men to lift themselves up and enjoy life on their own terms, in response to a world that wants to see that aspect of men crushed – a subject he will speak of in his talk.

 Vernon balances a lot of interests – he is a programmer and an aspiring musician, artist and writer. He runs the blog V for Vernon, and started making videos on his take on men’s issues as well as interviews with people that strike his interest (some of them with Elizabeth Hobson as co-interviewer). He is an enthusiast of multimedia, card games, and hobbies that inspire creativity. Through his varied endeavors he hopes to be an example of a man with his youthful qualities intact and unabashed.

He is supporting Chris Votey in organizing in-person ICMIs in North America from 2022 onwards.

Vernon spoke at the following event:

International Conference on Men’s Issues

2020, online – In Praise of the Self-Interested, Competitive Male

Chris Votey Interview with MIke Buchanan, live Q&A with Vernon Meigs

Chris, also known as mad_cat, is an American author who runs the websites Boys’ & Men’s Issues and Concrete Desk Publishing.

Starting in 2013 after suffering a life-changing injury that left him disabled, he began making videos for his YouTube channel, discussing news and Men’s Issues. In 2016 he met Modern Medusa and joined as a team on YT doing the Macho Show. Together, they launched the Lovely Ladies of Men’s Issues Calendar for 2018 and 2020. At the request of a friend, he published the controversial (banned) book, How to Destroy A Woman Now, a satire of the controversial (banned) book, How to Destroy A Man Now.

While Chris is an advocate for all issues regarding men, his primary focus is on Male Emancipation. Women became emancipated and were allowed to evolve into what they are today, but males have been expected to remain as the 1950’s Man. Men should no longer sacrifice their lives for the wellbeing of women, especially since their loyalty and dedication end in divorce and denied access to children. Men should focus on making the best version of themselves, pursuing what they love, and if a woman wants to be part of his life, they must bring more to the table than what he can already provide himself.

He recently published the book series Boys’ & Men’s Issues Handbook, which he hopes will help the movement as a resource book and those unaware of males’ issues. He is also the co-creator of the Men’s Magazine with Catherine McClain, dedicated to Praising Masculinity. He is an active member of Regarding Men, interviewing the group’s creators on his YT channel and hosting his own weekly meeting. In 2021, he became one of the organizers for ICMI.

Chris is responsible for hosting in-person ICMIs in N America, and plans to host the next one in 2023.

He appeared at the following event:

International Conference on Men’s Issues

2020, online – A Call To Action: Doing More in the Movement