Kirk Sneade has denied he is sexist
An undergraduate student from a prestigious London university has been banned from his students’ union following accusations of misogyny.
Kirk Sneade, a 23-year-old natural sciences student from UCL, ran for election as the union’s women’s officer under the slogan ‘Vote Kirk Sneade – because bitches deserve better.’
Other material on his social media sites created for the campaign included a video of Star Trek character Captain Kirk punching a woman in the face.
Sneade’s manifesto read: ‘Kirk has self-defined as a woman ever since he realised it gave him legal access to the women’s changing rooms at the Bloomsbury gym. Kirk wants to make clear his desire to attend all women’s forums to talk about important woman issues such as hairdressing, shopping and walking sassily away from confrontations with your exes.
‘More speculatively, Kirk also suggests perhaps herding up the pretty girls you see around campus and keeping them ready for emergency transport to the Roxy later on when things start to get a little dry.’
Sneade has been disciplined and barred from the students’ union until December following two formal complaints and an inquiry by an independent disciplinary team.
However, he has said a friend entered him in for the election as a joke, also telling the Evening Standard newspaper: ‘I’m totally for women’s rights. There’s no way I would try to belittle any minority or sub-group. I support any liberation groups and what they stand for.
‘It’s absurd the union should try to chastise me in light of everything. I have already had my name tainted by allegations of being a misogynist and homophobe and these rumours are unsubstantiated and untrue.
‘A small minority wanted to blame someone and I became the villainised face of the campaign. The union’s actions were neither democratic nor fair. It was a witch hunt.’
Sneade pulled out of the election a day before voting began on March 8.