How’s that for a headline? Instead, in the Daily Mail yesterday, we get Bulgarian girl, 11, gives birth to her daughter… on her wedding day.
You see, a miracle happened. Or at least abuse-disguising language happened:
Kordeza – who fell pregnant within two weeks of her 11th birthday – spent the night in hospital with Violeta and then headed back to church for her wedding with 19-year-old Jeliazko Dimitrov.
Falling pregnant. Is that like falling asleep? Falling sick? Or could there be an actual male adult involved in the process?
Add another abuse-disguising term: “couple”.
The couple met when Jeliazko rescued Kordeza from bullies in the playground.
Note to all media: Stop referring to abused children and the adults who abuse them as “couples”.
Round off the article by letting the abuser spout some responsibility-denying, self-justification:
He added: ‘I was walking past the school when I saw some boys mocking her and I told them to leave her alone.
‘Then she arranged to meet me and asked me out on our first date. I thought she was 15. She didn’t tell me she was 11.’
Apparently, he didn’t find out she wasn’t 15 in the entire week it took to get her pregnant.
Nice one, Daily Mail; you hit all the child-blaming, rape-denying targets!