The Distorted Lens: My Abusive Marriage and Society’s Blurred Perception

Sacha | Thoughts
11 min readMay 22, 2023
Photo by János Szüdi on Unsplash

For years now, I have found myself reflecting on the stark contrast between the way society perceived my teenage pregnancy and my later abusive marriage.

My teenage pregnancy was shunned, and I was shamed for it.

By contrast, my marriage at 20, to a man in his mid 30s (read: severe power imbalance), was celebrated.

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Sacha | Thoughts

Sociologist and writer focused on analysing societal power dynamics and promoting positive social change