Royal Holloway Feminism Society were inspired by an individual student standing up against the "casual misogyny that seems to permeate many Student Unions. We would like to extend our solidarity to those campaigning against sexual harassment and discrimination, and would like to send the following message of support to Jennifer Krase for taking a stand against what is going on.
Several members of Royal Holloway Feminism Society read your open letter to the NUS Wales Women's Officer and Aberystwyth Guild of Students which was shared around on facebook, and the topic came up for discussion at our meeting tonight.
We would like to congratulate you on taking a firm stand against sexist behaviour in Student Unions. We appreciate both the importance and the difficulties of standing up against sexist behaviour by elected officers of Student Unions, and would like to extend are support and solidarity to you in your campaign to get the behaviour of Ben Meakin rightly condemned as completely inappropriate for an elected official of a Student Union, when SUs should strive to be safe spaces for every student. The women of Aberystwyth have the right to know full and frank details of this event, as well as hear it rightly condemned by those in positions of power, in order to be able to make a fair decision about who they want to vote for to be their President. It is disgusting that any attempt to cover up this, or any other sexist behaviour by elected officers of any Student Union, should be made.
We wish you the best of luck in your campaign.
Royal Holloway Feminism Society
Edit: Since we published this, it has been brought to our attention that Ben Meakin has resigned as a member of the NUS Wales National Executive Committee and that the NUS Wales Women's Officer has rejected his support for her standing as NUS Wales President.