Just a few minutes ago we posted a link to the video of Dr Jeffrey Ketland’s talk at ICMI18 – A feminist witch hunt at Oxford University. Shortly afterwards, the piece received two downvotes (hence my reference to “the cold steel”, which will be familiar to fans of Dad’s Army).
I think it reasonable to assume the downvotes were made by feminists based at Oxford University. Paul Elam published the video on his “An Ear for Men” YT channel a few hours before we did, here. Numerous responses to comments on the piece have been made by “jobod92”, mostly in the same vein as this, the first such response:
Paula Boddington was NOT involved in this ‘feminist vigilante’ campaign. She did not endorse the letter signed by several students requesting Ketland’s suspension, nor did she sign it. She advised the students against it. The idea that a lecturer in the philosophy department specialising in ethics would be part of a witchhunt is ludicrous. Paula Boddington was trying to diffuse the situation, while supporting the students in their grief and this can be proven with the articles she published at the time, and emails to and from the faculty. Nor was she Brooke B’s supervisor. Jeffrey Ketland should publish PROOF of his accusations about Paula Boddington being a part of this ‘vigilante group’. He has been badly misinformed, the question is, by whom?? This is outrageous slander on his part. He has been conducting a witchhunt against PB for the last 4 years online, with no basis in truth whatsoever. Paula Boddington is not, and never has been a ‘feminist vigilante’.
On balance, I find Dr Jeffrey Ketland more credible than jobod92.