Speakers

We shall publish details of speakers (providers of videos) and interviewees as they’re confirmed. The interviews will be broacast live, along with the associated Q&As.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Professor Janice Fiamengo “Why Men and Women are Working Together to Create a Non-Feminist Future”, live Q&A

Janice is a writer and the creator of the Fiamengo File YouTube 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 is a participant in the weekly video series Regarding Men with Paul Elam and Tom Golden, also speakers at this event.

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

GUESTS OF HONOUR

Bettina Arndt Live interview and Q&A

It was sex that launched Bettina Arndt’s long career. As one of the country’s first sex therapists she spent her early career talking about sex on television and radio and teaching medical students and other professionals. She then worked as a social commentator, writing and talking mainly about gender issues.

By the 1980s she’d had enough of a good thing. She gave up sex – professionally speaking – and moved onto writing for newspapers and magazines about broader social issues. As a respected social commentator, she was invited onto government advisory committees covering issues from childcare and ageing to family law and child support.

Having started out as a feminist, Bettina has become increasingly concerned that our society is no longer interested in equality but rather, advancing women at the expense of men.

Recently Bettina has been speaking out about the many areas where men don’t receive fair treatment – take a look at her chat with Karen Straughan about how feminists killed sex. But she’s also particularly concerned about the kangaroo courts adjudicating sexual assault at our universities.

In 2019 the riot squad were called in to protect Bettina’s audience at her Sydney University talk on the “fake rape crisis” which led to the Federal Government conducting a free speech inquiry and now proposing legislation for new rules to ensure open debate on our campuses.

Last year Bettina was made a member of the Order of Australia for her work “promoting gender equity through advocacy for men.” This led to a ferocious feminist campaign using maliciously-edited stories and videos misrepresenting her views on domestic violence and similar issues to try to cancel her. She sees the whole kerfuffle as a sure sign that she is over the target and she remains dedicated to her work promoting fair treatment for men.

Bettina appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues

2017, Gold Coast, Australia – Keynote speech
2019, Chicago – The Feminist Campaign to Demonize Male Sexuality

Stephen Baskerville

Stephen Baskerville serves as President of the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Politics, and Social Thought and is past president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children. He is former Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and has taught political science at other universities in the US and Europe. He is Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society and the Independent Institute and has held two Fulbright scholarships. His books include The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power (Angelico, 2017), and Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007).

Baskerville is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics. His writings have been published in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Independent Review, Salisbury Review, Society, The American Conservative, Chronicles, Political Science and Politics, Touchstone, Human Events, Women’s Quarterly, Catholic World Report, Crisis, Insight, The Family in America, Family Policy Review, American Spectator, The Spectator, The American Enterprise, National Review, Liberty, LewRockwell.com, The New Presence, and others. His work has also been published by major public policy think tanks including the National Center for Policy Analysis, Institute for Policy Innovation, Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, and the Heartland Institute.

His media appearances include The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Dennis Prager Show, The Michael Medved Show, Court TV, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, Janet Parshall’s America, and others.

He serves on the boards of many organizations, including the Men’s Health Network, the Equal Justice Foundation, the Ruth Institute, The Legal Culture journal (Warsaw), Gendercide Watch (a human rights organization), and In Search of Fatherhood journal.

His recent publications are available at www.stephenbaskerville.com.

Ben Bradley MP Live interview with Mike Buchanan and Elizabeth Hobson, Q&A

Born in Ripley, Derbyshire, Ben graduated with a first-class honours degree in Politics from Nottingham Trent University in 2013 following a stint of being a landscape gardener and administrator. Following this, he took the role of Campaign Manager for Mark Spencer, the Member of Parliament for Sherwood.

Ben became Member of Parliament for Mansfield in the snap General Election in June 2017. He was the first Conservative to be elected in Mansfield since the constituency’s creation in 1858, unseating the previous incumbent of 30 years.

In early 2018, Ben was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, with responsibility for youth engagement. Following on from this appointment, Ben re-launched the ‘Young Conservatives’ organisation, the national youth wing of the Conservative Party. He resigned from this role in July 2018 in order to be able to speak out for his constituents on Brexit plans.

Ben sits on the Women and Equalities Select Committee in Parliament and is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentaty Group for Sport.

One of Ben’s primary focuses in Parliament has been the plight of white working-class boys. Whilst far to often forgotten about, Ben has championed the need for further initiatives too ensure this is the last generation of ‘lost boys’ who do not have the same opportunities in life. Ben has particularly focused on the educational attainment of these boys. Whilst this group tend to have the lowest attainment in school, and are the least likely to go to university, there isn’t the same knowledge or support for these disadvantaged youngsters.

Ben has held a number of Westminster Hall debates on this issue and uses every opportunity available in the Home of Commons Chamber to raise it with ministers.

On November 19, 2020, both Ben and his colleague Philip Davies sponsored the International Men’s Day debate. Ben used his speech to highlight issues with the 2010 Equalities Act, to pay tribute to ‘good dads’ and to call for a review of the family courts, which too often seem to consider fathers guilty until proven innocent.

In February 2021 Ben was interviewed by Triggernometry, What Is the Conservative Answer to the Culture War? (video, 1:01:12).

Brother K Live interview and Q&A

Brother K was born in Miami in 1947 and grew up in New Orleans. He studied journalism at the University of Illinois, where he earned his degree in 1969. He protested against circumcision at the California State Capital in 1980, a protest that the Associated Press and other media reported locally and across the nation. In 1986 he changed his name to Brother K in California Superior Court, an act of protest against his circumcision at birth. He founded Bloodstained Men in 2012 and has protested in cities across the United States. His work has been featured in Brother K: The Uncut Truth and on Tosh.0.

Brother K appeared at the following event:

International Conference on Men’s Issues

2020, online – Infant Circumcision: The Cruelty in the Cradle

Dr Warren Farrell Live short discussion with Mike Buchanan and Elizabeth Hobson, lengthy Q&A

Warren presented the keynote speech at the first International Conference on Men’s Issues, hosted by Paul Elam near Detroit in 2014.

Warren has been chosen by The Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders. His books are published in over 50 countries, and in 19 languages. They include The New York Times best-seller, Why Men Are the Way They Are, plus the international bestseller, The Myth of Male Power. His most recent is The Boy Crisis (2018, co-authored with John Gray).

Warren chairs the Coalition to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men and has been asked by the White House to do a first draft of a potential presentation for President Trump for Father’s Day 2020 on the importance of dads in preventing the boy crisis.

As the only man ever elected three times to the Board of the National Organization for Women in New York City, and also called by GQ magazine “The Martin Luther King of the men’s movement,” he advocates for gender liberation – freeing both sexes from the rigid roles of their past. He has appeared on over 1,000 TV shows and been interviewed by Oprah, Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings, Katie Couric, Larry King, and Charlie Rose.

He has frequently written for and been featured in The New York Times and publications worldwide.

Warren has two daughters, and lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California, and virtually at www.warrenfarrell.com.

Warren appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues

2014, Detroit – Keynote speech (introduction by Paul Elam)

2020, online – Two interviews with Elizabeth Hobson and Mike Buchanan, Why Knowing How to Explain the Boy Crisis Helps us Empathize with Men and Abortion, How Feminism is Undermining Everyone, MGM

ACADEMICS

Professor Eric Anderson “Transgender Athletes in Sport”, live Q&A

Eric is Professor of Sport, Health and Social Sciences at the University of Winchester. He has a PhD in sociology and is also a Chartered Psychologist. He’s published 25 books and 80 peer-reviewed articles, and is considered a leading authority on the study of masculinities. He is also one of few masculinities scholars to study men and masculinities other than through a feminist lens.

This presentation will help elucidate the political conundrum that male to female transgender athletes pose for sports and politics. He examines two trends in relation to transgender people: 1) an increasing movement of acceptance on identity alone, without hormonal replacement therapy; and 2) an increasing number of people, primarily youth, identifying as transgender. He then maps these trends onto the sport system, which is predicated on a gender bifurcation. He thus highlights that there are no easy answers, no policies that will be perceived by all as fair. He then shares with us some data on the world’s largest study of LGBT athletes, showing how transgender athletes report their experiences in sport.

Eric appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues

2018, London – A Non-Feminist Approach to Masculinities

2020, online – Adding Brain Trauma to the Men’s Human Rights Agenda

Professor Dennis Hayes Live interview with Elizabeth Hobson and William Collins, Q&A

Dennis is Professor of Education at the University of Derby and the Director of the influential campaign group Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF). AFAF is the leading body in the UK defending academic freedom. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Free Speech Union, launched on 26 February 2020.

In 2009 he edited and contributed to a special edition of the British Journal of Educational Studies on Academic Freedom and he writes regularly in the national and international press on free speech and academic freedom. His latest book The Death of Academic Freedom: Free speech and censorship on campus will be published by Routledge in 2021.

Dennis appeared at the following event:

International Conference on Men’s Issues (

2020, online – Education is Worthless Without Freedom of Speech (Interview with Elizabeth Hobson and William Collins)

OTHER SPEAKERS

Addy Agame Live interview with Mike Buchanan and Elizabeth Hobson, followed by Q&A

Adnan Ahmed (aka Addy Agame) went from being a men’s dating coach in Scotland  to championing men’s rights activism due to a prejudicial media scandal which led to corrupt legal proceedings involving false allegations and a wrongful conviction. The wrongful conviction was appealed and overturned in the High Court as no actual crime had taken place, resulting in a full acquittal, proven innocence, total vindication and a ‘not guilty’ verdict. Adnan now aims to help men in similar situations in criminal / family courts, who are fighting for justice against gynocentric social justice influenced legal systems in western societies.

Addy appeared at the following event:

International Conference on Men’s Issues

2020, online – Interview with Mike Buchanan and Elizabeth Hobson

Gerry Alexander

Gerry, an Irishman, studied telecommunications when telephones lived in a box on a street corner. So keeping up with the pace of change in technology and society kept him fully occupied throughout his career in the public and private sectors. His work took him to the Balkans conflict where he met his wife, and where he has settled in his retirement.

The luxury of having more time has allowed him to pursue a fascination with the narratives of feminism, which are contrary to his own observations.

He is a subscriber to the Regarding Men all-men weekly meetings, and credits the group with motivating him to create his talk and video.

Gerry appeared at the following event:

International Conference on Men’s Issues

2020, online – The Gender Maturity Gap

Phil Bass Presentation and live Q&A

Phil runs one of the most respected sex doll businesses in the world, The-Doll-House – as voted in 2018 at Doll Forum. The business has outlets in:

  • The UK
  • USA – Florida and Texas
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand

The business provides Silicone and Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) dolls to men and women for a variety of purposes. The dolls are usually initially a sex toy, but evolve into something much more in people’s lives, and often fill a void in people’s lives, as we become more disparate societally.

Prior to this, Phil was in the financial IT world, flying around the world to client sites, to implement Operational Risk software in major financial institutions. Five years ago he left the rat race to find himself, while exploring the MGTOW-sphere, and decided that his path to happiness was to work for himself and follow the way of the MGTOW. He has now almost forgotten what the meaning of the word “stress” is.

He finds his current work vocational, as many people tell him after their purchase that the doll has changed their lives, and they are now (sometimes for the first time) happy! He finds this the greatest bonus to his line of work.

Phil and his business are the embodiment of the MGTOW way, but this was merely a happy coincidence. Sometimes life can drop a golden egg into your hands.

He was interviewed by Mike Buchanan, a link to that video here. He was also interviewed by Regarding Men (Paul Elam, Professor Janice Fiamengo, Tom Golden) The Dolls That Love You Long Time.

Phil appeared at the following event:

International Conference on Men’s Issues

2020, online – Sex Dolls – The New Sexual Normal?

Mike Bell

Mike lives near Cambridge, UK. He was involved in environmental campaigning in the 1980’s, worked on political policymaking in the 1990’s and taught science in a secondary school in the 2000’s.

He now draws on these experiences as a volunteer for two linked initiatives in the UK:

  • Equi-law UK, which aims to engage with the political process to try to ensure that UK laws are developed and implemented in a gender-neutral fashion and
  • The Equalogist, a monthly digest newsletter of campaigns, books, videos, events etc on men’s issues.

Mike appeared at the following events:

Messages 4 Men (London)

2019 – Equi-Law, a watchdog for gender-neutral legislation

International Conference on Men’s Issues

2020, online – From Outrage to Engagement: Focussing Energy on Effective Campaigning

Robert Brockway 

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.

Mike Buchanan “Men need to say ‘No’ to women more often. It would create a better world for men, women and children.” Live Q&A.

Mike is the Conference Director and chairman of the organizing committee. He’s a British political party leader, anti-feminist Men’s Rights Advocate, author, publisher, cruciverbalist and the creator of Laughing at Feminists. He hosts a weekly men-only online meeting on behalf of Regarding Men (Sunday, 14:00 GMT/BST). The latest of his 10 books is Feminism: The Ugly Truth (2016).

In 2012 he launched Campaign for Merit in Business, publicising the evidence of a causal link between increasing gender diversity on corporate boards and declines in financial performance.

Mike was the founder and leader (2013-20) of the political party Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them) (J4MB). Launched in 2013, 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 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 her J4MB that she wanted. Mike re-assumed the role of party leader.

Mike co-hosts the J4MB 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 (twice), all of whom spoke at ICMI20. The video playlist of the series is here.

He hosted the International Conferences on Men’s Issues (ICMIs) held at London Excel in 2016 and 2018, and was one of the organizers of ICMI20. He is responsible for future ICMIs in Europe and North America, and is planning to hold an ICMI in a major Canadian city in the summer of 2022 through his events organizing company MRA International Ltd.

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 – 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. The footage (video, 4:32) also includes the photographer of the incident, who worked for the student online website Varsity. J4MB knows the names of the two individuals (and a male feminist who also threw a milkshake) but has declined to make them public.

Jon Baily, a local man unknown to J4MB before he attended the talks, was physically assaulted by the mob after the talks, and his 16-year-old son threatened. 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 – Women Fail to Compete Successfully Against Men, And Why They 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)

Introduction

mike@j4mb.org.uk

William Collins 

William, a semi-retired engineer and physicist, blogs on men’s issues on The Illustrated Empathy Gap and is the author of the book The Empathy Gap: Male Disadvantages and the Mechanisms of Their Neglect (2019). He is a Trustee of the Welsh charity FNF-Both Parents Matter Cymru.

William appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues

2018, London – Men and Boys in the UK: Edited Lowlights
2020, online – Men and Boys: Updated Lowlights

Messages 4 Men (London)

2018 – Woozling Shared Parenting
2019 – Equality, History, Needs and Justice (keynote)

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

Families Need Fathers – Both Parents Matter Cymru survey of male victims of domestic abuse

Paul Elam

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 PaulElam.com 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 is a participant in two video series – Regarding Men (a weekly series with Professor Janice Fiamengo and Tom Golden, also speakers at this event) 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)

Tom Golden 

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, webhealing.com. 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 and he participates in weekly discussions with Paul Elam and Janice Fiamengo on the YouTube series Regarding Men.

He has written three excellent 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.

Tom is 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 of party leader.

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 J4MB Gender Matters series, along with Mike Buchanan, the J4MB party leader. Guests to date have included Paul Elam, Professor Janice Fiamengo, Professor Gerard Casey, Tom Golden and Dr Warren Farrell (twice), all of whom spoke at ICMI20. The video playlist of the series is here.

The J4MB YouTube channel is here, the conference 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 future Messages 4 Men conferences.

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

elizabeth@j4mb.org.uk

Richard Joy

Richard is an author, speaker and men’s group facilitator who founded and runs the organisation Awakened Man. At a time when paths of growth and ‘initiation’ are all but obsolete, which has led to a generation of males without personal, cultural and spiritual guidance, he seeks to aid in the rebuilding of men.

Richard’s work draws highly from the traditions within men’s work and his personal experience. After growing up in a single-parent household and losing his brother to drug addiction, he dealt with that pain by entering the world of woke academia, at one point buying into the feminist dogma of ‘toxic masculinity’ and political correctness as a lost and impressionable young man.

However, after deeply challenging time in life, his presuppositions were confronted, leading to a transformational experience. After this, he rebuilt his life, finding a deep sense of meaning in finding himself as a man and walking a path of initiation.

This led to the foundation of Awakened Man, an organisation that runs men’s groups, offers 1-on-1 mentoring and hosts a media channel focusing on spiritual and personal development, initiation processes and countering the politically correct drive to lie about men and masculinity.

This is all done in the fundamental realisation that strong, healthy males lead to strong healthy societies. Henceforth, by building the man, you empower the family, the community and the society at large.

You can view the Awakened Man media channel here

Pandurang Katti 

“Katti” was one of the early experts on men’s issues in India and he was a co-founder of Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF). He has an Engineering Degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a Masters degree from a  premier Business School, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He has worked in the Tech industry in India, UK, USA and Canada. He is in the senior management of a multinational Tech firm. He has been an active participant in past ICMIs, and has attended four ICMIs.

Katti has mentored hundreds of men’s rights activists in India over the past 17 years. He worked to develop media and positioning strategies for the early men’s movement in India. He has been invited by India’s parliament and Government law commissions several times for his suggestions on various laws related to domestic violence and sexual harassment in the workplace. His personal court case in 2005 at the Top Court of Bangalore is often cited as a a landmark case about misuse of domestic violence laws in India.

Katti appeared at the following event:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues  

2020, online – Men’s Activism in India – Insights and Experiences

Anil Kumar

Anil was a co-founder of the Save Indian Family Foundation, an Indian Men’s Rights Organisation. He started at a time when there were only 70 men’s activists in an online forum in 2004. In the next couple of years, he played a big role in the rapid growth of the men’s movement in India. He also contributed to development of the men’s rights philosophy with local contexts and its positioning in media.

In the last couple of years, his team has started fielding candidates in state assembly elections in India. Indian media has published more than 10,000 articles about the activities and demands of Anil and his close associates . The government of India has now stopped mandatory arrests in cases of domestic violence, however the domestic violence laws still exclude protection for men.

Anil has a background in the tech industry and he loves traveling in his free time. He has been an attendee or a speaker at all five of the previous ICMIs. He has also organised several conferences on men’s human rights in India.

Anil appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues

2016, London – Successful organizational models in India
2018, London – Focusing on Innovation for Growth of Organizations for the MRM
2020, online – Creating International-Level Centres for Men’s Communities and Education

Don Lofendale

Don, 67, is a retired Canadian lawyer. He worked in a civil branch of a provincial Justice Department for 32 years. Civil branches of Justice Departments are a government’s  inhouse law firm providing a variety of legal services. Don’s main area of practice was privacy law. He was part of a group that won a Service Excellence Award for Innovation.

Don received a BA in Psychology in 1975 and then a law degree, his LLB, in 1981, with a Call to the Bar in 1982.

He entered university immediately after high school in 1971 and during the 1971-72 academic year was introduced to feminism, resulting in a lifelong interest in equality  between the sexes.

Don appeared at the following event:

2020, online – Classic Rights: A Legal Theory for Gender Equality (interview with Mike Buchanan)

Steve Moxon 

Steve is an English independent (non-affiliated) cross-disciplinary researcher/writer of science review papers (and the book, Sex Differences Explained) outlining original theory on the biological roots of human sociality / behaviour / psychology, focusing on sex-difference / dichotomy.

Regularly journal-published for the past decade, he’s tackled many topics: the basis of the sexual divide, pair-bonding, partner violence, the dominance hierarchy, competitiveness, the stress response mechanism, the origin of the sexual divide, why culture is biology, and why ‘the oppressed’ are males who are ‘different’. Throughout is a necessary bottom-up approach, excluding all ideology as anti-science: feminism, and ‘identity politics’ (‘PC’) generally.

Known initially for his science-cum-polemic book The Woman Racket (2008), he points out the problem isn’t some recent ‘gynocentrism’. After all, feminism is not concern for women: it’s hatred towards men — the core of the Left’s backlash against ‘the workers’ for declining to ‘rise up’. Preferencing the female has a deep evolutionary history, stemming from the female being the limiting factor in reproduction, obliging the male to take on the ‘genetic filter’ function to deal with accumulated gene-replication error by mutually competing for rank as a measure of genetic quality, then for females to select only ‘good genes’. Hence male disadvantage and being ‘policed’ to control sexual access to females. In-built anti-male prejudice has been amplified to pathological levels by the new political hatred.

Steve appeared at the following events:

Messages 4 Men (London)

2017 – Domestic Violence is Overwhelmingly Perpetrated by Women

International Conference on Men’s Issues

2020, online – Why Partner Violence is Usual Female Behaviour but Aberrational for Males

Karen Straughan (GirlWritesWhat)

Karen Straughan is a leading voice in the men’s rights movement, and an unapologetic anti-feminist. She’s a recurring guest on several talk radio shows in the US, both regional and nationally syndicated, and has presented or panelled at conferences in the US, the UK, Ireland, Norway, Australia and her home country of Canada. She has been involved in all previous ICMIs as a presenter or MC.

The mantra by which she lives is: Anti-feminism is the radical notion that women are adults.

She resides in Edmonton, Alberta, the city of her birth, with two noisy dogs, one giant of a teenage son and a very supportive, tolerant and long-suffering husband. Her two adult children live nearby and keep their yard and kitchen much tidier than she does, probably just to rub her face in it when she visits them.

Her YouTube channel is here, her blog is Owning Your Shit (this is what anti-feminism looks like).

Karen appeared at the following events:

International Conferences on Men’s Issues

2014, Detroit – speech
2016, London – Toxic Femininity
2017, Gold Coast, Australia – Evolutionary realities: stumbling blocks on the road to reform
2018, London – Why Women Must Consign Feminism to the Dustbin of History (keynote)
2020, online – Looking Back, Looking Forward (interview with Mike Buchanan and Elizabeth Hobson)

Philipp Tanzer Interview with Mike Buchanan and Elizabeth Hobson, Q&A

Scotland-based, German-born Philipp Tanzer’s life could be called contradictory. A pacifist soldier. An anti-porn Porn actor. A former gay icon standing for traditional family values. What others might view as inconsistent is, according to Tanzer, a balanced view based on experience. His goal: Fighting for a society in which opposing perspectives are being recognized and represented.

Noticing a clear imbalance in regards to “gender equality” and our treatment of women and men led to Philipp becoming a strong advocate for men’s rights and Issues.

Due to his unusual and sensationizable past, he was featured as a Men’s Rights Activist in an article by Vice Magazin and a documentary by the BBC titled, I am a Men’s Rights Activist.

Philipp is running as a regional candidate for the Highland and Islands for the Scottish Family Party which has a clear pro-family, pro-life, pro-free speech, pro-due process, stance, highlighting the importance of fathers, equal rights for men and the destructive force of the current feminist leaning SNP government. An article in The Times.

Philipp founded the organisation https://genderparity.uk/”>Gender Parity UK in 2020 together with Mike Bell, fighting against legal and political discrimination against men and boys.

He appeared at the following event:

International Conference on Men’s Issues

2020, online – United4Men – Men Together Strong!

Chris Votey Live interview with Mike Buchanan and Elizabeth Hobson, Q&A

Chris, an American, runs the website Boys’ and Men’s Issues.

His video will be about how people can set out to do more for the movement. While protests and YT videos are important, he believes we need people to go out and do special projects, such as writing books, hosting groups, creating documentaries, calendars, etc. He will include some of the things he’s done personally by way of example, and stresses that it isn’t always about money in order to help, but using our skills to take the message of Men’s Issues to the uninformed people of the world, to help bring about change.

Chris first started in 2013 after suffered a life-changing injury that left him disabled. He had a brief time with the Honey Badgers Brigade before striking out on his own creating videos about news and Men’s Issues. In 2016 he met Modern Medusa and did the BDSM show as a team for a number of years, then The Macho Show. Together they created the Lovely Ladies for Men’s Issues Calendar in 2018 and 2020. He also hosted a screening of The Red Pill in Philadelphia. At the request of a friend, he wrote How to Destroy A Woman Now, a satire of the controversial book, How to Destroy A Man Now. He is currently working on The Boys’ & Men’s Issues Handbook and the accompanying factbook.

Chris appeared at the following event:

International Conference on Men’s Issues

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

Hannah Wallen

Hannah has witnessed women’s use of criminal and family courts to abuse men in five different counties, and began writing after she saw one man’s ordeal drag on for seven years, continuing even when authorities had substantial evidence that the accuser was gaming the system. She is the author of Breaking the Glasses, written from an anti-feminist perspective, with a focus on men’s rights and sometimes social issues. She has a YouTube channel (also called Breaking the Glasses), and has also written for Honey Badger Radio, the Honey Badger Brigade blog, and A Voice for Men.

Hannah appeared at the following event:

International Conference on Men’s Issues

2020, online – Reproductive Rights and the Accountability Gap