A challenging interview on BBC Radio Ulster

I had an interesting interview on BBC Radio Ulster this morning:


I was debating the reasoning behind establishing our political party, with a hyperactive young Irish lady, Niamh Horan https://en-gb.facebook.com/niamhhoran. She made Laura Bates – the young lady I debated with on Jeremy Vine’s BBC2 radio show last week – appear calm by comparison, no mean feat. In common with militant feminists generally, she appeared unable of engaging with rational arguments underpinned by robust research (e.g. Catherine Hakim’s Preference Theory) – or perhaps not so much unable, as unwilling? She had an interesting debating style, thinking that sniggering, laughing, and shrieking were appropriate responses to serious points I’d made about discriminations and disadvantages faced by men. I then had the pleasure of a short exchange with the sneering interviewer, Stephen Nolan, at the end. I was given the last word, at least. I can’t recall that happening before. After the programme I had a number of supportive emails from the good citizens of Ulster, including several from women. One of the women wrote, ‘That screeching banshee made me embarrassed to be a woman! You made your points well under difficult circumstances. What’s the best way to send your party a donation?’ I pointed the good lady to the following link, and a generous donation came through two or three minutes later. A satisfying consequence of a hostile interview.



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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One Response to A challenging interview on BBC Radio Ulster

  1. I think your strength and confidence is growing with each clash, but it has to be gruelling. However, just because you have raised the flag, it is making people think. Perhaps one to have in your back pocket as a counter is just how aggressive feminists are – Toronto, Radfem hub, denying male students their own support groups (Manchester Uni) Feminists never coming out to support male victims of DV or false allegations; nor do they condemn mothers gatekeeping contact with children; they also are opposed to a male contraceptive pill.

    I added this as a comment on You Tube:

    James Williams 5 minutes ago

    Tactic 1: to scupper any points Mr. Buchanan tried to make with frequent interruptions and derisory chuckles. Tactic 2: Switch topics until you find a subject you are weak on. Tactic 3: Demand research evidence to back up what is said; dismiss it as nonsense and not present anything of your own. Tactic 4: Hostile presenter having Mike on the end of a phone, where the sound quality is poor, whilst he and Horan sit in a comfortable studio where every inflection of disapproval is picked up.

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