a reply to: Xtrozero
"So ya there is a big difference between having sex with a sexually active 16 year old compared to an 8 year old, and trying to suggest that 14 15 16
17 sexually active minors is pedophilia diminish the truly horrendous act that pedophilia actually is."
There are a few things wrong with this statement and I need to address it.
1. Epstiens youngest accuser was 13 when she was raped www.google.com...
If you have been listening to Virginia at all you will know that he used to joke about abusing girls as young as 12. 12 year olds that were sold to
2. Teenagers are still children. Just because their bodies may look developed enough for sex, and even if they do engage in sex, their brains are
still developing. Trauma and abuse at any point while your brain is developing is serious, disgusting, and leads to long term negative consequences
regardless of whether you were 6, 12 or 16.
3. These girls were not only vulnerable because of their age but many of them also came from poverty. This means many of them would have already
experienced poverty related trauma and abuse from an even younger age making them even more vulnerable.
For example Virginia was abused in her home life and when these 2 adults entered the scene and earned her trust she believed it was just par the
course when they abused that trust. Nobody had taught her as a child that she has a fundamental right to have sovereignty over her own body. The abuse
she suffered as a child changed her brains development and the abuse she suffered as a teen did the same.
Rape is rape, abuse is abuse, it is all horrendous and it is all trauma that these girls will carry for the rest of their lives.
People need to stop assuming that just because they were teenagers that they were consenting to sexual activity.
And can a person whose brain is not fully developed, when being told what to do by adults, really consent anyway?? Do you know what consent is? Do you
know what abuse is?
People really need to educate themselves.