“Women Have Vaginas, Nick”
Last week we reported on law student, Lisa Keogh, who is being investigated by and facing disciplinary action from Abertay University. Her transgression was stating that women have vaginas.
In an interview with LBC Radio, Equalities Minister, Liz Truss, defended Liz Keogh and told presenter, Nick Ferrari, “I think we need to uphold our very important tradition of free speech”. She also confirmed that women have vaginas.
A Promise In Parliament To Protect Children
Speaking in Parliament about the Cass Review, Liz Truss said that the government wants to ensure “That the under-18s are protected from making irreversible decisions about their own future".
What The Papers Say (Stonewall Gets Yet Another Arse-Kicking)
There have been numerous articles criticising Stonewall and its various shortcomings in the press this week.
The Dominoes Are Toppling
Following the EHRCs withdrawal from the Stonewall Diversity Champions scheme last week, more major public sector organisations have also jumped ship in what The Telegraph describes as a potential ‘flood’ of departures.
Several major bodies have confirmed to the paper that thy have left the scheme. The House of Commons, The DVLA, the employment dispute service, ACAS, Dorset Police and The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have all withdrawn their membership.
Furthermore, the Crown Prosecution Service said it is currently reviewing whether or not to continue on the programme.
Liz Truss is urging for government departments to withdraw from Stonewall's diversity champions scheme. All 250 of them.
Looks like the wheels are finally coming off that bandwagon.