Conference

MESSAGES FOR MEN is conference of activists, academics, and authors. It celebrates men, highlights the challenges they face, and identifies productive ways forward.

Schedule:

  • 3:00 pm – Starts
  • 4:30 pm – Short break
  • 5:00 pm – talks resume
  • 6:30 pm- break (time dependent)
  • 7:30 pm- Q & A and debate
  • 8:00 pm – Ends

The talks will be 10-15 minutes long.

Tickets available here

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Meet the Speakers

Steve Moxon

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Steve is a researcher and writer focussing on the biological roots of human sociality with a special interest in the differential roles of each sex. Author of The Woman Racket and the recent Sex Difference Explained: From DNA To Society – Purging Gene Copy Errors, and many other papers, principally in New Male Studies journal.

From realising that feminism is the truth-inverting core of the ‘identity politics’, a backlash against the masses for declining to act according to Marxist prescription, a search for a comprehensive refutation led to cross-disciplinary synthesis of rapidly emerging science of profound sex difference – dichotomy – in a revolutionary new understanding of men-women.

His talk, Domestic Violence Has Turned Inside Out, draws on a new scientific understanding of the sexes which reveals domestic violence is overwhelmingly perpetrated by women and that this profound new analysis should be used to attack feminist advocacy head-on instead of allowing charges of ‘me-tooism’.

Mike Buchanan

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Mike Buchanan is a British author, publisher and Men’s Rights Activist. He first became interested in men’s issues when denied a consulting assignment by a feminist manager.  His latest book, Feminism: The Ugly Truth, challenges radical feminism and illustrates, with evidence, the damage that feminism does to the lives of men.

In 2013, he launched the political party Justice for Men & Boys. It remains the only political party in the English-speaking world campaigning for the human rights of men and boys. He also runs the Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. His YouTube channel includes a playlist of 40 pieces on Male Genital Mutilation against which he is a tireless campaigner.

In his talk ‘Male Genital Mutilation: An Update’ Mike will argue that circumcision is illegal in the UK, it’s harmful and a Human Rights violation under UN and EU treaties and should therefore be abolished.

Neil Lyndon

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Neil has been a professional writer for nearly 50 years. As a columnist and commentator, he wrote for every serious newspaper in Britain. Concerned about the absence of recognition for men’s inequalities and disadvantages, in 1992 he published No More Sex War, the world’s first intellectual critique of modern feminism from an egalitarian point of view. For this work of radical dissent, Lyndon was subjected to an unprecedented stoning by the priesthood of political correctness, was bankrupted and endured the abduction of his only child and the loss of that child’s custody to a hopeless alcoholic. In 2014, Lyndon followed up that first book with the anthology Sexual Impolitics

Neil will argue that men’s social and political problems will not be solved by men acting alone. Men need the support of women who will use their power and influence to repair glaring injustice and inequality, and that men, women and children all need their interest to be upheld through a powerful body which will circumvent feminism, such as a Family Union.

Mike Stephenson

Mike is a comedian, musician, irreverent cartoonist and general tinkerer of the arts. Five years ago in the entertainment industry’s encroaching collapse of creative freedom, he focused his attention on matters of identity politics and men’s rights. In his quest to find the last bastion of people with a sense of humour, he found Honey Badger Radio in 2014 and has been a regular contributor ever since. Now with an online following of over 50,000 subscribers, he has attended live events and meetups in thirteen different cities across three continents.

Mike will be discussing why men are funny – yet not happy.

Dr Joanna Williams

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Joanna Williams is an author, academic and the education editor of the on-line magazine Spiked. Her latest book is Women Versus Feminism Why we all need liberating from the gender wars (2017). Her previous books are Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity (2016) and Consuming Higher Education, Why Learning Can’t Be Bought (2012). Joanna taught in schools, further and higher education for over twenty years, most recently as director of the University of Kent’s Centre for the Study of Higher Education. Joanna writes regularly for The Spectator and has written for numerous other publications from the Times Higher Education to the Erotic Review.

She argues that there’s never been a better time to be a woman, yet rather than celebrating these gains, feminism tells women they are victims of rape culture on campus, domestic violence in the home and mansplaining in the office. According to this narrative, men are at best ignorant buffoons, at worst aggressive and abusive. She’s claims this pitching of men against women does no one any favours. But to challenge it we need to avoid competing over who is most oppressed and instead defend everything positive about masculinity while making the case for men and women having more in common than divides them.

Adam Bulford

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Adam is a Men’s Rights Activist and founder of Men’s Rights Community, which focusses on building a sense of community among MRAs. After watching a TV documentary on the history of the British Navy, where it was claimed the ‘Women and Children First’ policy was actually men’s justification for oppressing women, he knew there was something deeply wrong with the gendered narrative we’re all raised to believe.

His work focuses on the Gender Empathy Gap and the most afflicted of men, “because addressing them offer the best chance of society seeing men as human beings rather than human doings.”

Adam will address how the feminist definition of patriarchy continues to demonise men and in doing so justifies anti-male discrimination and obscures men’s problems and the harms that they suffer.

Mark Pearson

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Mark is an award-winning contemporary artist, trained at the Royal College of Art. In 2016 he became the focus of an international news story when he was falsely accused of sexually assaulting an actress when walking past her in Waterloo Station. His case quickly became notorious worldwide as an example of the Kafka-esque nature of being falsely accused in the UK,  whose judiciary is now firmly slanted in favour of the complainant in sex offence allegations. Noting that the CPS guidelines insist on calling complainants ‘victims’ from day one, setting up a belief system among both police and CPS alike that complainant’s claims must not be questioned, Mark Pearson advocates for a return to truly objective due process and a reversal of the unfair practices introduced by Alison Saunders, the current DPP, and her predecessor Kier Starmer.

At Messages for Men he will be updating people about the progress of his ongoing IPCC complaint against the British Transport Police and how this will help to put together a legal case against them and also the CPS.

Jordan Holbrook

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Jordan is an independent researcher and blogger. Has written for The Conservative Woman, The Backbencher and MBGA News. He first became involved with men’s issues when “subjected to the whims of the Family Courts as an unwitting child-pawn in their great game”. His principal interests are MGM, Gender Relations, Male Suicide, The History and Influence of Feminism (& related ideologies), Fathers’ Rights & the Family Courts and The Human Gender Empathy Gap. He leads a local men’s group and volunteers for Families Need Fathers & Both Parents Matter, Cymru.

Jordan will present an overview of recent studies analysing The Human Gender Empathy Gap, with a cursory glance cast over the history and meaning behind said gap.

Will Styles

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Will, a 21yr old architecture student, has been active on men’s issues 3 years. His efforts have principally been running a campaign to set up a Men’s Forum the University of Plymouth Students’ Union similar to the 20-year-old Women’s Forum. He found enormous institutional resistance to the very idea that men either need or deserve a Forum or an MRA Society, and all applications to the Student’s Union have repeatedly denied by multiple levels of governance sparking outrage across the campus. He has also co-run the Men’s Group and been on the Feminist Society Committee until his expulsion from the Society last year.

Will talk will expose and unravel some of the core overtly anti-male policies and procedures found in Student Unions and the NUS, and describe his experiences of speaking up for men on campus.

Belinda Brown

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As a student of Social Anthropology, Belinda developed a particular interest in family, sex and gender. Through research in a wide range of areas she realised a missing part of the equation was an understanding of the role and position of men in the family and society, which had been distorted and ignored as a result of the hegemonic feminist narrative. Since then she has been conducting research on men’s issues, the family and related subjects. She writes for a range of publications including academic journals, The Conservative Woman and The Daily Mail. She speaks and debates regularly including on radio and television.

Drawing on evolutionary theory, Belinda will discuss how it is that the male contribution to the care of children has made homo sapiens unique, and how male attachment to children is greatly underestimated. She argues that, for the sake of the survival of the human race, the unique role of fathers should no longer be ignored. 

Will Franken

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Fidelbogen

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Swayne O’Pie

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We will most likely socialise either in the venue or somewhere nearby until venue closing hours (on a Sunday usually 11pm).

More Information

For those who are coming from afar, the event is located within minutes from Leicester Square & Piccadilly underground stations. This busy but small tourist area in the heart of London is near many hotels and hostels. It is an entertainment venue and will have food and drinks ready to purchase – so no need to worry about dinner.

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