My lecture at The Institute of Economic Affairs

Yesterday I gave my lecture at the IEA, and the reception it received was far more positive than I could possibly have hoped for. Many in the capacity audience (60 people) were supporters of ‘improved’ gender diversity in the boardroom – some professionally so – so I was expecting some hostility to the points I was making. But the reception was very polite, and a very calm and rational Q&A session followed. My thanks to the IEA for hosting this event. It’s a most impressive think-tank, prepared to give exposure to this topic at a time when other leading think-tanks are unwilling to host debates about gender-related matters.

The following is the handout given to attendees when they arrived at the event:

120829 IEA handout

I’m not planning at this stage to make the contents of the lecture publicly available. If you have an interest in me making the presentation, please email me at to let me know. I’m particularly interested to give the presentation to senior people at major companies.


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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