This I had to reblog, just to make more people aware that the child bride abuse in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, India and non-Western countries is just as rampant in the good ol’ US of A. Read it and weep.
Florida’s halls of power currently side with the rapist, not the rape victims, if the parents are ok with it.
Sherry Johnson was raped at age 8 and became pregnant at age 10. She was forced to marry her rapist at age 11. To keep the abuse secret, Sherry says her parents forced her to marry the 20-year-old bishop who raped her. She became a wife and a mother by the fifth grade.
Sherry could not get a divorce until she was 18. By that time, she had six children with the man who continued to rape her legally. She had to abandon high school due to repeated pregnancies.
Currently, she is an advocate to end child marriage in the U.S. (huge uphill fight)
In Florida marriage laws have a loophole that allows children under the age of 16 to get married if they’re pregnant and have the consent of…
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