Kathrine Jebsen Moore

Kathrine Jebsen Moore

Kathrine Jebsen Moore grew up in Norway, studied Media and Print Journalism in London, and worked at Bloomberg News until 2009. She is a freelance writer and avid knitter.

Support for Scottish Independence Wanes as the SNP Is Engulfed in Scandal

Support for Scottish Independence Wanes as the SNP Is Engulfed in Scandal

I live in Scotland. The country known for its beautiful scenery, bagpipes and kilts, and that iconic Scotch whisky. Remember the spelling, or you’ll be put in your place, for Scots are a much more direct bunch than their southerly neighbours. But Scotland is not open to visitors at

Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Free Speech
Meet Critical Theorists' Latest Target: Critical Theorists

Meet Critical Theorists' Latest Target: Critical Theorists

Ole Wæver, a professor of International Relations at the University of Copenhagen, would seem like an unlikely subject of academic controversy. He’s written extensively on Conflict Studies, and served as a member of the Danish Government’s Commission on Security and Disarmament Affairs, as well as the Danish Institute

Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Activism
Fearful Norwegians Wonder: Are 'Swedish Conditions' Coming to the Streets of Oslo?

Fearful Norwegians Wonder: Are 'Swedish Conditions' Coming to the Streets of Oslo?

Oslo is an unremarkable place compared to other European capitals, lacking the picturesque charm of smaller Norwegian cities such as Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger. But it’s pleasant and pretty enough. Tourists find it easy to get around, with lots to explore. The Oslo Opera House, which opened in 2008,

Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Top Stories
Knitting's Infinity War, Part III: Showdown at Yarningham

Knitting's Infinity War, Part III: Showdown at Yarningham

This is my third report for Quillette on the shockingly vicious social-media wars that have erupted in the world of knitting. My first, written in February, described how knitters’ blogs and Instagram accounts have become weaponized over the issue of racial representation after a knitting designer gushed publicly about her

Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Culture Wars
Instagram's Diversity Wars Revisited

Instagram's Diversity Wars Revisited

In February, I wrote an essay for Quillette about the Durkheimian witch-hunting taking place on the picture-sharing platform Instagram, and how it was affecting the thousands of knitters, designers, and businesses who rely on social media for their custom. My article described how a blogger and online craft store owner

Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Activism
When Children Protest, Adults Should Tell them the Truth

When Children Protest, Adults Should Tell them the Truth

Last Friday, children in over 120 countries skipped school to follow the example of a Swedish 16-year-old who has become an international icon of climate change activism. Greta Thunberg’s extensive media coverage has made her a familiar figure—large almond-shaped eyes, brown plaited hair, serious expression, and diminutive stature.

Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Activism
A Witch-Hunt on Instagram

A Witch-Hunt on Instagram

“Knitting is just so white. Let’s hope it gets better.” I overheard this puzzling remark in my local yarn store in Edinburgh, Scotland, last week. The store is in the affluent area of Marchmont, just outside the city centre. Its Edwardian and Victorian tenement flats, adjacent to huge green

Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Kathrine Jebsen Moore
Activism