Some students didn't appreciate Keogh's comments.
A university is investigating one of its law students after she said that women are born with female genitalia and that men are physically stronger than women.
Lisa Keogh, who is a mature student at Abertay University in Dundee, made the comments in an online seminar on gender and the law.
"We were discussing equal rights for men and women", said Keogh, who is a mother of two children and a former mechanic.
"I said that I agree with equal rights, but that you can’t expect an equal outcome. For example, I can’t lift things as heavy as a man can. When I worked in a garage, men would help me because I wasn’t physically as able as them. I was a small female and they were burly mechanics".
Keogh, 29, said that another student in the class called her comments misogynistic. "I said it wasn’t, and they brought up the issue of trans. I said that a trans woman would be stronger than me, because I’m a biological woman. So they asked how I would define a woman, and I said that my classification of a woman is somebody who is born with a vagina and the ability to menstruate".
"There was uproar", said Keogh. "It was like putting a target on my back".
Keogh said one of her scandalised peers called her a "typical white, cis girl", and she believes more than one of them reported her to the university for her comments.
Abertay commenced a formal investigation which could result in the withholding of Keogh's degree or even expulsion.
She said the first question the university investigator asked her was "whether I had said that men are stronger than women. I said I had. She asked if I was admitting to it. I said yes again".
Keogh told The Times, "I thought it was a joke. I thought there was no way that the university would pursue me for utilising my legal right to freedom of speech".
"You’d think a law course would be the ideal forum for having debates and getting your teeth into sensitive, taboo issues", she said.
Keogh said she now fears her dream of becoming a lawyer may be jeopardised by the disciplinary action.
Reacting to the media interest, Abertay University's Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nigel Seaton, said in a statement, "While we are unable to comment on individual disciplinary cases, it has now become necessary to make the University’s general approach and procedures absolutely clear".
He said that the university's Code of Student Discipline "does not seek to define the range of acceptable opinions", and that students "are free to express any lawful views they wish to, as long as this is not done in an intolerant or abusive way".
"To suggest that students will be investigated for stating their beliefs in a reasonable and collegial way is simply incorrect", he said.
Asked if that meant the university believed that Keogh had expressed her beliefs in an unreasonable and non-collegial way, given that she was being investigated, an Abertay University spokesman said they had nothing to add to Seaton's statement.