Mike Buchanan

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Mike Buchanan (1957-) is a British anti-feminist Men's Rights Activist, author, publisher and cruciverbalist. He was the founder (in 2013) and remains the leader of the political party Justice for Men and Boys (and the women who love them).

Mike was the creator of the website Laughing at Feminists (it's a civic duty) and he's the driving force behind Men Stop Drinking, an initiative to support men wishing to abstain from alcohol.

After obtaining a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry in 1979 at one of the three most prestigious universities in the UK - Oxford, Cambridge, Reading - Mike started a career with the Beecham corporation. He was a business executive and later a consultant. One of his consulting clients was the Conservative party (2006-8). He developed a revolutionary new business model for the conferences which delivered profits of over £11.5 million to the party over 2007-14, details here.

Along with many other party members, he cancelled his party membership in 2009 after David Cameron announced his intention to employ all-women shortlists for the selection of prospective parliamentary candidates for the next general election. In 2010, at the age of 52, he took early retirement, after deciding to devote the rest of his life to challenging the toxic ideology of feminism. He has never regretted that decision.

Mike launched two campaigns in 2012, The Anti-Feminism League and Campaign for Merit in Business.

The world's first International Conference on Men's Issues was hosted by A Voice for Men near Detroit in June 2014. It was a huge success, and Mike was one of the speakers (these two facts may possibly be unrelated). A video of his speech, and the associated transcript, can be accessed here.

J4MB hosted the second International Conference on Men's Issues at Excel London in July 2016, in association with A Voice for Men. The event had 20 speakers (including five women and a Conservative MP, Philip Davies) and drew attendees from 20 countries. It was a resounding success. A video of Mike's speech 'The Political War on Men and Boys' is here, a video of Philip Davies's speech 'The Justice Gender Gap' here.

J4MB supported A Voice for Men and a number of other organizations in organizing the third International Conference on Men's Issues, held on the Gold Coast, Australia, in June 2017. A playlist of the presentations and related materials here. The video of Mike's presentation, 'Lets Get Physical - Beyond Keyboard Activism', is here.

J4MB hosted the fourth International Conference on Men's Issues at Excel London in July 2018, again in association with A Voice for Men.

Along with Elizabeth Hobson, Mike was a key organizer of ICMI20, a virtual conference with 120 videos from individual speakers (and interviews) over November 14-19, 2020, ending on International Men's Day.

Videos of the 250+ presentations at the 2014/16/17/18/19/20 ICMIs are in individual event playlists, here.

Mike is the Conference Director for ICMI21, another virtual event with many speakers, which will be a very interactive event for attendees and speakers, with live Q&A sessions etc.

He will be the Conference Director for future online ICMIs and in-person ICMIs in Europe.

J4MB seeks to raise public consciousness about the disadvantages and discriminations faced by men and boys in modern Britain, which are primarily the consequence of the state's actions and inactions, designed to privilege women and girls. The proposed name of the party, and some of the thinking behind launching a political party, were exclusively revealed in Mike's article published by A Voice for Men in 2013. By October 2015 AVfM had published over 60 of Mike's articles, they're available here.

Mike's 10 books are available to order worldwide through online retailers and traditional bookstores. He runs LPS publishing, which offers a service to writers wanting to see their books published as paperbacks, hardbacks, or ebooks. A number of his books can be ordered directly from him, signed and dedicated, if you wish. Details on the website.

Mike operates a number of blogs in addition to this one:

Campaign for Merit in Business was launched in 2012, and is concerned with the need for merit to be the sole basis for recruitment and promotion in the workplace, in opposition to the initiatives which seek to 'improve' gender diversity in senior executive positions, including in boardrooms, regardless of individual women's merit compared with their male peers, and regardless of the evidence which clearly demonstrates a causal link between increasing gender diversity on corporate boards, and corporate financial DECLINE. Mike presented that evidence to the House of Commons inquiry 'Women in the Workplace' in 2012, the video of the session is here.

The initiatives are anti-meritocratic, they're inspired and sustained by radical feminist ideology, yet they were supported and largely financed by the Conservative-led coalition (2010-15) and are continuing to this day, with a Conservative government (2017-). It's known that one of the government's longer-term targets is gender-balanced boards at FTSE350 companies.

Another blog, that of The Anti-Feminism League, isn't being updated (as of September 2013) as all new posts will be on this website and/or that of Campaign for Merit in Business. His third blog is Men Shouldn't Marry.

Mike lives in the throbbing metropolis of Bedford, England. His email address is mike@j4mb.org.uk, his phone number 07967 026163.

Interviews

Articles

Bibliography

  • The Glass Ceiling Delusion. The REAL Reasons More Women Don't Reach Senior Positions., LPS Publishing 2011, ISBN 0-9566416-6-0
  • Feminism. The Ugly Truth., LPS Publishing 2013, ISBN 0-9566416-9-5

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