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Law student questioned by a Scottish university for claiming that women have vaginas and are not as strong as men has been acquitted of all felony.
Lisa Keogh, 29, was investigated by the University of Abertay after her classmates complained about “offensive” and “discriminatory” comments at a conference.
She had argued that due to the difference in strength between the s*xes, it was not fair for women to compete with trans women in sports.
She has now received a letter from the chairman of the student disciplinary commission informing him that all complaints against him have been dismissed.
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Lisa Keogh, who was supported by SNP congresswoman Joanna Cherry QC and the Free Speech Union, said she was thrilled with the victory but saddened by the episode.
She said he had been the target of a “modern witch hunt” because of his critical views on gender and his belief in women’s rights, and accused Abertay of being “needlessly cruel” in dragging out an investigation for two months out of the year. Reviews.
She also said she was no longer comfortable graduating.
The university found that the allegations did not relate to Ms. Keogh’s personal opinions, but rather alleged behavior in the classroom, including in some online meeting rooms.
Ms Keogh said: “Yesterday I received a letter from the University of Abertay rejecting all complaints against me. It is a victory. As happy as I am with this decision, I am sad to see it at such a critical time in my academic career.
“The end of my stay in Abertay is now marred by these bad memories and I fear my final marks have been compromised.
“I’m not going to feel comfortable attending a closing event.
“Although Abertay ruled that I am innocent of all charges, the ordeal I went through was punishment in itself. I hope that the University of Abertay can learn from this experience and not subject other students to a similar test just to give their opinion.
“Even though I’m no longer a student, it’s important to me that others have the opportunity to have lively and open discussions without having to worry about being punished later.
“If Abertay had continued as before, this trip would not have been without reason.”
He continued, “Although Abertay denies it, it was my critical views on the genre that led the university to review me, and it never should have happened.
“I know the university has a duty to investigate all complaints, but adding two months to this process while I am taking my final exams was needlessly cruel.
“The university should have a process in place to assess which complaints should be investigated and which can be immediately dismissed due to annoying and politically motivated complaints.”
“I always knew that the complaints against me were unfounded and now the Student Disciplinary Commission has confirmed it.
“You attacked me because of my critical views on the genre: it was a modern witch hunt.
“My time studying law in Abertay made me realize that there are legal options to prevent this from happening to other women.
“No woman should be discriminated against like me for believing in gender rights.
“I want to especially thank the Free Speech Union for helping me through this stressful time, especially Fraser Hudghton, the Director of Case Management, who was available 24 hours a day to answer my calls and help me. help lead them.
“I also want to thank SNP Congresswoman Joanna Cherry, whom I admire. The fact that he always supported me gave me the strength to continue.
Ms. Cherry added: “I am delighted with this result. But Lisa definitely shouldn’t have been subjected to this ordeal, and the university should review its free speech and equality policies to ensure that prospective students are not discriminated against, harassed, or harassed under the stress of false complaints or their believes. . ”
Toby Young said ?
Union for Freedom of Expression Secretary General Toby Young said: “It should have been obvious that the allegations against her were due to her critical views on gender, not what she said. A seminar on gender, feminism and law should provide space for different perspectives, from militant transactivism to traditional feminism.
Lisa deserves great credit for standing up for herself. The path of least resistance would have been to apologize and renounce her heretical beliefs, but she instead fought her corner. With her guts, she now has room for a wider range. “Disagreements in Abertay: defending women’s rights based on gender is no longer a taboo.
A spokesperson for the University of Abertay said: “Under normal circumstances, the university does not rule on disciplinary matters for students, but as the student involved in this matter has chosen to speak publicly, we believe that it is necessary for us to do so.
“As mentioned above, the law requires the university to investigate all complaints. This does not mean that all elements of a student’s complaint are the subject of a disciplinary record.
“Contrary to misleading claims by some commentators who see this as a gender identity issue, Lisa Keogh has not been punished for expressing so-called ‘unacceptable views’ on gender identity or other issues.
“Ms. Keogh met with a student disciplinary committee Monday to investigate a single element of an initially complex complaint that was under the student discipline code. This was a complaint about Ms. Keogh’s behavior in the classroom.
“The disciplinary commission did not allow the complaint against Ms. Keogh.
“As mentioned above, our Student Code of Conduct does not restrict legal freedom of expression, it covers student behavior.
“The university is committed to defending freedom of expression on campus and we will continue to actively promote an open and inspiring debate at Abertay.”