Professor Freda Briggs – at loss for argument
June 23 2007
“Yet Briggs remarks that the “vitriol” of the attack surprised her. She says some of the letter writers continue to make “outrageous claims” on men’s advocacy websites, and that Ross Francis emailed her university bosses accusing her of making false claims about her research and credentials.
She portrays her critics as a handful of Ellis supporters, and their challenge as a “vendetta”. In almost half a century of professional life, she says, she has never encountered anything like it. “What they’re trying to do is keep me out of New Zealand.”
Why? “Because they don’t want child-protection education in schools. What other explanation is there for it?””