While Netflix is under transactivist attack for having broadcast the stand-up actor Ricky Gervaiswho dared to be ironic about 'women with penises", in Norway there is much less joking.
Christina Ellington, representative of WDI (Women's Declaration International) is being investigated by the police and faces 3 years in jail for tweeting that males cannot be lesbians and for saying on TV to a male Jentoft, who identifies as a lesbian woman: "You are a man. You cannot be a mother." and other such self-evident truths.
Apparently it was Jentoft itself that reported it for hate crime, with the support of Amnesty International and FRI, a Norwegian LGBT organisation. Jentoft, who is a consultant to FRI, had released a video on Facebook in 2018 in which invited 'homosexual children' to embrace him, calling himself 'mother':
"Dear homosexual children of all ages! I know that some of us have parents who no longer love us... I just want to inform you that actually I am a certified mother. So, if you ever need a real maternal embraceI will be happy to accommodate you!".
In January 2021 Norway has included 'gender identity' among the possible objects of hate crimes. This is the same purpose as the Zan bill, currently retabled in the Senate. If Zan becomes law, again saying that a man cannot be a mother or that the surrogate mother is an abomination would be prosecuted as a crime.
In Norwegian laws governing the rights of children it is not written 'mother', but 'woman who gave birth to the child'.. The Norwegian government has announced its intention to introduce the elimination of any reference to birth sex by 2032, referring to only to neutral indicators.
The risk of Ellington being prosecuted is real: in 2021, a Norwegian citizen was sentenced to 21 days in prison and a fine of NRK 15,000 after being found guilty of 'insulting' and 'sexually disorienting' a trans-identified man on Facebook.
Today everyone can freely call themselves a 'woman', except women.
For a woman to say 'I am a woman' and 'a man cannot be a mother' has become a political practice in itself.
Solidarity with our sister Christine.
(original article here).