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Meet Kirk Sneade

Something I didn’t know about – a guy who pretended to self-identify as female to run for Women’s Officer at UCL. Oh ha ha, I can smell the jokes from here.

The UCL student uploaded a video of a woman being punched by a man and a photo with the slogan “memes are gay” as part of his campaign. Sneade, who is now claiming discrimination, reportedly likened his plight to the communist persecution in Nazi Germany.

Sneade’s original manifesto stated:

    • Kirk Sneade 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 hair dressing, shopping and walking sassily away from confrontations with your exes.
  • Kirk understands the need for equality. He wants to campaign to encourage women of UCL to wear leggings, jeggings and summer-time denim hot-pants.
  • Kirk would also like to formally change the name of the Print-Room Cafe to the Pretty-Girl Cafe, and launch an official enquiry into why there are so many pretty girls in the cafe compared to the rest of UCL and what can be done about it.
  • 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.
  • Kirk is worried that people may see this manifesto as sexist. Kirk wants to make clear that while it is sexier than most, you should probably have a look at the others because some of them are pretty sexy as well.
  • Kirk also wants to campaign for reinstatement of the Varsity rugby match, campaign against student politics being full of students who are out of touch with the student body and start the dissolution of the Women’s officer position as it an inherently sexist and outmoded position of power within the union.

Hahaha. Funnier than anti-Semitic humor, funnier than racist humor, funny than homphobic humor – there’s just nothing quite as funny as contempt-for-women humor.

 

Comments

  1. rnilsson says

    Better refrain from any obvious, base jokes based on Kirk’s Neades, then.
    That would be beyond the bleachers.
    BTW, what does UCL mean — University of Chlorine?

  2. Happiestsadist, opener of the Crack of Doom says

    My favourite part is how he’s using the trans panic bathroom/changing room meme for the lulz. I mean, it’s not like it gets trans women bashed or killed, it’s just a joke! Freeze peach, etc.

  3. Goodbye Enemy Janine says

    Kirk Sneade 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.

    How could he have missed the very funny line about being a lesbian trapped in a straight man’s body?

    That line never gets old.

  4. Sassafras says

    I wonder how quickly we’ll be seeing some TERFs, right-wingers, or religious types seriously cite this guy as a reason for denying civil rights to trans women?

  5. threesecondsearch says

    The current Woman’s Officer, Beth Sutton, did go too far by tweeting on the matter thusly:

    The hilarity when a white, cis, straight man thinks it’s acceptable to run for women’s officer.

    Snead responded:

    During the campaign a lot of attention has been drawn to the fact that Kirk is a white, straight, -cis, male, we did not initially envisage this being an issue as we assumed a sabbatical officer campaigning for equality wouldn’t be discriminated against due to his or her gender, race or sexual preference.

    I’ll leave the race and sexual preference discrimination issues for others, but if Sneade had just checked the box “identifying” as a woman and never implied it was a joke, who is the University Union to say otherwise?

    A small number of straight guys who are losers as men have chosen this route, seemingly only to attempt to destroy the few safe spaces there are for women. For some examples, see this:

    The Right to “Gender Identity” : A Clash with the Rights of Women – submission to the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill – Professor Sheila Jeffreys

    No offense intended to true trans* or questioning people (e.g., FtB’s own Natalie Reed and Zinnia Jones) but there really needs to be a better test.

  6. Goodbye Enemy Janine says

    A small number of straight guys who are losers as men have chosen this route, seemingly only to attempt to destroy the few safe spaces there are for women.

    You have just crossed over into Janice Raymond territory. And, yes, that is offensive even to those you deem to be true transgendered people.

  7. says

    @11

    There is no middle finger big enough to adequately display my contempt for you and your discriminatory hateful ways. That paper is nothing but fearmongering against one of the most marginalized groups of all. You should be deeply, powerfully ashamed at having stooped to mentioning it.

  8. threesecondsearch says

    @12 & @13: Thank you both for your incisive arguments and links! You’ve opened my eyes on this issue!

    Janice Raymond doesn’t believe that true transsexualism/transgenderism exists; that transwomen are “tools of the patriarchy,” which is pretty ridiculous. I did not say that, obviously.

    So back to my question: Is a “tick in a box” enough to allow a man-who-is-pretending-to-be-a-transwoman access to women’s organizations and spaces such as gyms, changing rooms, toilets? How about state-run women’s shelters?

    Or does at least one of you agree that there needs to be a better test?

  9. Goodbye Enemy Janine says

    A small number of straight guys who are losers as men have chosen this route…

    Yeah, because this was so compelling.

  10. says

    So back to my question: Is a “tick in a box” enough to allow a man-who-is-pretending-to-be-a-transwoman access to women’s organizations and spaces such as gyms, changing rooms, toilets? How about state-run women’s shelters?

    Yes. And it would be the person who abused that ability, not the ability itself, that would be to blame for any abuse.

    Did you think that was a hard question?

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