Cathrine Sandnes

(b. 1972) is editor of Samtiden. She contributes extensively to debates on feminism, literature and sports, and was also an active sportswoman until she retired in 2003 after several medals in karate and kickboxing in both Norwegian and international competitions.


The only clear thought to seep through the numbness and nausea after 22/7 was the relief that an ethnic Norwegian was responsible, writes Samtiden editor Cathrine Sandnes. Not because she feels vindicated, but because she is grateful for all the things that are not happening out on the streets.

I keep reading in newspapers and on the Internet that the worst thing you can call someone is “racist”. Lately it has become very popular to say that you can’t say anything anymore without being labelled racist – and that is dangerous for “the real racism”.

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