Another great Guest Post by Jordan Owen
I am continually amazed by Gail Dines. Her incompetence and malevolence reaches new, previously unheard of heights with each appearance. She publishes a book with zero academic merit. She accuses fellow academics of being sexual deviants. She keeps track of how much pubic hair her students have.
She tells lies under oath in a court of law. And that’s not even the tip of the iceberg. Gail Dines has made a career out of actions that would get most “experts” tarred and feathered, yet somehow she comes back again and again, each time further revealing herself to be the authoritarian that she actually is.
Now, she may have finally stepped in it. In a recent post to Facebook page of her activist group Stop Porn Culture, she has called on her 2,000+ members to send a letter to board of directors at Radisson Hotels threatening to launch a smear campaign if the chain’s London branch does not decline to host the upcoming XBIZ convention.
According to Gail, the convention goers constitute a threat to the well-being of female hotel employees and put them at a high risk of sexual assault.
This is blackmail. Dines is threatening to launch a smear campaign that will result in profit loss (not to mention the profit loss as a result of refunding the rental money) unless certain actions are taken. Gail has crossed that line – no question.
It’s also defamatory, not only towards the hotel chain but the convention goers as well. Can Gail present legally compelling evidence that the people involved in the event constitute a clear and present danger to the female hotel staff. This is impossible