Since the beginning of human history, a woman’s value has been solely defined by her sexuality (or lack thereof).
While this idea is thankfully starting to fade, it still has a significant hold on our culture.
When Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide in August, the scandal he created did not die with him. It has mushroomed into a much larger scandal.
According to news reports, Prince Andrew is accused of taking advantage of the young girls who were also raped and sexually assaulted by Epstein.
I wonder how Prince Andrew would react if his daughters were trafficked for sex? Would he play the innocent card, as he did during the interview with the BBC? Or would he act as a father, horrified that his children were treated as sex slaves?
The problem is that women, especially in cases such as these, are not seen as flesh and blood human beings. We are seen as things to be used as sexual pleasure for men. Until we are seen as complete human beings, women will continue to be trafficked for sex and sexually assaulted.
When we bring our daughters into the world, we hope that we will do anything and everything we can to protect them until they are of an age to take care of themselves. Unfortunately, there are some who choose to put our daughters in harms way for their own gain.
I am convinced that there is a special place in Hades for women who assist in the sexual assault of young girls. Ghislaine Maxwell is one of these women.
After the explosion of the Jeffrey Epstein case and his subsequent suicide, many have been asking how and why so many young girls were brought into his home in the first place. The answer is Ghislaine Maxwell.
If the accusations are true, this woman knew exactly what Epstein was doing to his victims. She could have protected these girls and told Epstein that what he was doing was wrong. Instead, she looked the other way and for whatever her reasons were, just continued to send more girls his way.
Only time will tell if the full weight of the law falls on her shoulders. I hope that not only is she sentenced in this life, but in the next life. What she did was wrong and deserves whatever punishment she receives.
Jeffrey Epstein is a coward. He knew what he did was wrong. He knew that when he went to trial, he would have to look at the women who he took advantage of as young girls. He knew that he would pay for his crimes.
Instead, he took the easy way out. In taking his own life, he took away the opportunity from his victims to obtain justice for what he did to them. Though he will not be sitting in a jail cell for the rest of his days, I hope that judgement comes on the other side.
May he rot in Hades for what he did to those women.
In an ideal world, the justice system would not be swayed by money and power or the lack thereof. Every defendant would be treated equally. But we live in an unequal world in which money and power can sway the justice system in the favor of the accused.
In 2008, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was accused of sexually abusing underage girls. Those charges were dropped, but new charges were leveled against him this week. If convicted, he faces spending up to 45 years in jail.
He though he could hide behind his powerful friends. But powerful friends, like money and power cannot hide the truth of what he did to those young girls.
One of the aspects of this story I think surprises no one is that the current Secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta, who back then was working as a lawyer, arranged for a sweetheart deal that reduced the sentence. Mr. Acosta’s boss has been accused of similar crimes, but unlike Mr. Epstein, he continues to get off scot free.
Only time will tell if Mr. Epstein gets what he deserves. I hope he gets what he deserves and much more.
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