A transgender physician who recently had his medical license suspended for malpractice has been nominated for a Norwegian award intended to honor those who have contributed to improving the lives of young girls. Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad recently came under professional scrutiny after one of his minor patients committed suicide, and has previously stated that “we’ve all been pedosexuals, once.”
Benestad was included amongst the nominees for the Jenteprisen, or Girls’ Prize, by Plan International Norway. Plan International purports to advance international children’s rights and equality for girls.
In a post made to their Instagram on September 22, Plan International Norway compiled a number of critical comments from social media, and published them in a slide-show in an effort to condemn those who had expressed concerns.
“Oh my god what a ridiculous human rights group you have turned into. A good reason why myself and many I know have stopped supporting you financially,” said one individual.
“Didn’t realize the ethical guidelines of Plan International was to castrate children and make them permanently ill. Lobotomizers of women next on the list of nominees, maybe?” said another.
“Maybe you could announce Andrew Tate as the winner next year? Heard he has made a solid contribution towards getting women into employment,” read another comment.