A Norwegian feminist was investigated by law enforcement for hate crime charges and could be facing up to three years in prison for allegedly attacking a trans activist group. The investigation was based on the tweet she made between February 2021 and January 2022.
Christina Ellingsen, a representative of the feminist organization Women’s Declaration International (WDI), reportedly criticized Norway’s trans activism group called FRI for teaching young kids that “males can be lesbians,” according to ABC News.
Ellingsen also criticized the FRI’s advisor, Christine Marie Jentoft, a biological man who identifies himself as a “lesbian.”
Translated in English: “Why [does] FRI teach young people that males can be lesbians? Isn’t that conversion therapy?” Ellingsen tweeted in October 2021.
Hvorfor lærer FRI unge at hankjønn kan være lesbiske? Er ikke det konverteringsterapi?
— .matriarken.no (@MatriarkenN) October 30, 2021
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A second tweet that has been cited as evidence of hate speech reads, “Jentoft, who is male and an advisor in FRI, presents himself as a lesbian – that’s how bonkers the organization which supposedly works to protect young lesbians’ interests is. How does it help young lesbians when males claim to be lesbian, too?”
Ellingsen was recently accused by Amnesty International Norway of harassing Jentoft after telling him on national television that he was male.
“You are a man. You cannot be a mother,” Ellingsen had said, “To normalize the idea that men can be mothers is a defined form of discrimination against women.”
After speaking with her lawyer earlier this week, Ellingsen told Reduxx she had learned that the police report made against her was filed by Jentoft himself.
Jentoft previously sparked controversy after inviting children to contact him for hugs in a tweet made in 2018.
“Dear queer children of all ages! I know some of us have parents who don’t love us any more. But thanks to a [Facebook] video I have just seen, I just want to inform you that I am actually a certified mother. So if you ever need a real motherly hug, I will be happy to oblige!” Jentoft wrote.
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