In a recent post John Doe wrote that “Kristin Kreuk …. tried to start a website called ‘Girls By Design’, where teen girls could come together, discuss things in a safe and open environment, increase their self-esteem, and maximize their potential…..”
Then Doe asked, “Can you image a statutory rapist, who had sex with a twelve year old sixty times who he was supposed to tutor in math, and many other teens as well, being the advice giver or the main role model through his movement for such a website with his inner circle of pimp women and its polygamous lifestyle?”
In Mexico the age of consent is 12. Other countries range from 13 upward. I suspect the ancient unwritten law was puberty. Raniere has often demonstrated he is above the law, thinks he is smarter than law, and his followers believe what he does ought to be law.
Giving Raniere the benefit of the doubt – despite society’s law against it, he may actually believe that a Vanguard having sex with a 13 or 14 year old girl is the best thing that could happen to her. Better by far for him to introduce to a freshly pubescent teen who is about to have sex with some dolt of a 16 year-old boy – who is sloppy and unskillful and unwise – that his Vanguardian wisdom is far better for the nubile youth.
Raniere may indeed believe that he can guide the child into womanhood. As in “this girl is a woman now.”
While we know the names of the women who felt they were raped by him – we do not know the names of the girls he deflowered who have not yet publicly complained,
There may be some – among his harem today – who he deflowered at an age below legal consent. Tomorrow he may deflower another young virgin. And do it intending to teach.
You and I may feel disgust and revulsion. That he is not helping a teen by raping her, but much more likely stealing something precious from her.
But he may, like Doe says of Kreuk, have perfectly good intentions.
Or on the other hand, he may be just a sleaze ball who has no concern whatsoever about anyone other than himself. As he says “he who has the most joy wins.”