We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City in 1901
The corner of 23rd Street and 6th Avenue was renowned for its gusty breezes that might allow a man to catch a glimpse of a woman’s stockings. In this staged scene we see Alfred Abadie, an Edison cameraman, and Florence Georgie strolling along when Georgie has a Marilyn Monroe type moment.
Some compared the sequence to the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch. The image of Monroe’s thighs exposed under her billowing skirt entered American popular culture.
What Epstein did was terrible but it wasn't pedophilia nor was it particularly unusual. Men's interest in post-adolescent girls is called hebephilia and seems to be very common. Men rarely have affairs with women their own age but usually seek out younger women.
I think you might need to read up a little bit more. Pimping out post-pubescent 13 year-olds to your friends on your private jet (or island) is nothing short of pathologically predatory. It is not only unusual, it is a disgusting and disgraceful misuse of wealth and position, and a betrayal of a grown man's responsibility to protect the young in our culture. Epstein is a monster; he should not be walking around free.
I concur with Aggie. This isn't an instance of somebody making a big deal about a May-December relationship between adults. There are plenty of nubile 18 year-olds with ... flexiblity. Targeting under-18's is purely predatory.
Nice response to something I didn't say. What I said was that what he did was not pedophilia which involves pre-adolescent girls. From the article, it looks like almost all of them were of legal marriage age and in some states were of the age of consent. Nowhere did I suggest or imply that it was okay.