Skip to Content

Abertay students. Photo supplied

Scotland: Law student faces expulsion after saying women ‘have vaginas and are not as strong physically as men’

A law student who said that women had vaginas and were not as strong physically as men, is being investigated by her university in Scotland and faces expulsion.

Published: May 17, 2021, 9:58 am

    Dundee

    Disciplinary action is being taken against Lisa Keogh, 29, for “offensive” and “discriminatory” comments she made during classes at Abertay University in Dundee. Keogh was denounced by younger students after she maintained that women are born with female genitals and that “the difference in physical strength between men and women is a fact”. A formal investigation into her conduct has now been launched.

    Keogh said she was stunned when she received an email accusing her of transphobic and offensive comments at seminars on gender feminism and the law. “I thought it was a joke,” she said. “I thought it was impossible for the university to prosecute me for using my legal right to free speech,” she told the British newspaper The Times.

    She allegedly stated that women were the “weaker sex” and that her classmates were “feminists who hate men” after one of her classmates claimed that all men are rapists and pose a danger to women.

    “I didn’t deny that I said these things and I told the university exactly why I did it,” she said. “I didn’t mean to be offensive, but I took part in a debate and expressed my sincere views. I was abused and called names by the other students, who told me I was a “typical cis white girl”. You must be able to freely exchange different opinions, otherwise it is not a debate”.

    During a video seminar Keogh had raised concerns about a transgender woman’s participation in mixed martial arts fights, but was muted from participating. “I argued that this woman had testosterone in her body for 32 years and as such would be genetically stronger than your average woman,” she said.

    “I wasn’t mean, transphobic or offensive. I was just stating a basic biological fact. I used to work as a mechanic and when I was in the workshop there were heavy things that I just couldn’t lift, but male colleagues could.”

    The university’s definition of misconduct includes “use of offensive language” or “discrimination against gender reassignment”. Sanctions include expulsion from the institution. Keogh, mother of two, fears for her future. “I don’t come from a legal background and I have worked incredibly hard to get to where I am,” she said.

    “I’m afraid my chance to become a lawyer, and to make a positive contribution, may end just because some people have been offended.”

    Abertay University said it would not comment on disciplinary issues.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    • pcl

      ‘her classmates were “feminists who hate men” after one of her classmates
      claimed that all men are rapists and pose a danger to women” … So it was OK for her classmate to lie about men, but she got expelled for telling the truth about women.

    Europe

    Retired Turkish admiral questions wisdom of Sweden and Finland joining NATO

    AnkaraRetired Turkish Rear Admiral Ali Deniz Kutluk said the constant expansion has turned NATO into a cumbersome and unmanageable organisation. The discussed inclusion in the North Atlantic Alliance of two more countries – Finland and Sweden – will make the structure even weaker, and ultimately more dangerous for current members.

    Latest Great Reset fantasy: Ban food photography!

    BerlinLast week, German Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) made a typical political mistake: Rules for thee but not for me. In order to reduce the "energy consumption" of advancing digitalisation, Wissing seriously recommended that Germans refrain from frequently posting photos of food on the internet. Then his Instagram posts surfaced.

    Spain: Toy advertisements may no longer be pink or blue

    MadridIn Catholic Spain, of all places, gender activists have won a new victory. Children's and babies' toys may now no longer be advertised in "gender-specific" colours such as pink and light blue. In Germany, woke parents are subjecting their children to the same grooming.

    Global demand for vaccines drops sharply

    Chinese biotech firm Kexing Holdings has made a fortune selling Sinovac's Chinese vaccine. A few days ago, however, it became known that the bonus payments were withheld and most of the workforce has been laid off. Exports of Chinese vaccines (Sinovac, Sinopharm, CanSino) were 97 percent lower in April than in September 2021.

    Finland will apply for NATO membership – Sweden will follow on Monday

    HelsinkiIt is now clear – Finland will apply for NATO membership on Sunday. Sweden will submit an application on Monday according to information.

    Great Reset: ‘Famine threatens to wipe out 300 million’

    BerlinThe mainstream media has repeated the simple logic regarding the supposed causal chain of the current disrupted trade and supply flows and global supply shortages: It is the aftermath of the Ukraine war, the inevitable consequences of morally justified sanctions against Russia, and repercussions of the "pandemic".

    Sweden: Large increase in individuals with intellectual disabilities

    StockholmAccording to a study published in the Swedish journal Psykologtidningen, a sharp increase in the diagnosis of mild intellectual disability is seen in Sweden. The worst affected is Örebro, where the increase is over 600 percent. At the same time, researchers warn that the IQ is falling in Sweden year by year.

    Hungary announces veto on oil embargo

    BudapestHungary has announced that it will veto the EU's planned embargo on Russian oil imports. The country will not vote for the sanctions package as it will destroy Hungary's secure and stable energy supply and make it impossible to source the oil needed for the economy, according to Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.

    Big Tech, the top lobbyists in the EU

    BrusselsWith 97 million euros per year, Big Tech is the largest lobbying sector in the EU. With the sector's increasing financial power, its political influence has increased.

    Canadian sniper: ‘The war is a terrible disappointment’

    MontrealThe Canadian newspaper La Presse published an interview with Wali, a sniper who had returned from Ukraine. In short, "one of the best snipers in the world" fired only two shots in two months.

    Go to archive