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In Plain Sight: Forced and Child Marriage in America
Time to reframe marriage. From love and happy ever after to legal, forced underage marriages. Filmmaker and writer Kate Ryan Brewer dares us to get uncomfortable as she breaks the happy ever after myth., and face the uncomfortable reality that is hiding in plain sight. The reality of forced legal and child marriages, legal in 48 of the 50 states in the USA. Children forced to marry their rapist and long-time abuser, trapped in violent, abusive relationships that they cannot escape. When you are under 18, you don’t have the legal recourse to divorce and you cannot go to a shelter because you would be counted a runaway and sent back. Kate challenges herself and us to find out what else is hiding in plain sight, across the street, next door….