The Mail Online features an interview today, with a law student in Dundee who believes that her degree is at risk because she said that women have vaginas. She made the remark during a seminar on transgender issues.
Lisa Keogh is a mature student at Abertay University in Dundee. According to The Mail Online:
Lisa, 29, is facing disciplinary action by Abertay University in Dundee after saying during a discussion on transgender issues in an online seminar that women were born with female genitals and the difference in physical strength between men and women ‘was a fact’.
The student, in her final year at the university, was reported to academic chiefs by classmates and faces a formal probe for alleged ‘offensive’ and ‘discriminatory’ comments. There are also suggestions her behaviour in the seminar was abusive — which Lisa denies.
She told The Mail:
‘If that happens, all my hard work will have been for nothing,’ she says. ‘I can’t even believe I am in this position. I have kept my head down for four years.
‘I have juggled my studies with caring for my children. I haven’t got involved with any of the cliques. I haven’t even socialised because, with my responsibilities, I don’t have time. Now I’m in this ludicrous situation.’
Ludicrous is one way of putting it. Stark raving mad is another. Women have vaginas. Women have ovaries. Women give birth. Men do not have vaginas or ovaries and cannot give birth.
Women matter. This is deadly serious. We must be allowed to distinguish between men and women and male and female without fear of losing our jobs, or even being arrested for hate crime. Nobody is born in the wrong body. This is not new. It’s called gender dysphoria.
Lisa Keogh was asked to define “woman” and she responded by saying, “someone with a vagina.” That’s an immutable truth.
That she should fear for her future, for stating a biological fact, should be a wake-up call for every single one of us.