The Tragic Story of Genie, the Feral Child, Whose Father Locked Her Up for 13 Years Alone in a Room

Genie’s tragic story depicts one of the most severe cases of child abuse known in history.

Since she was just a baby, she received neither love nor even a friendly human touch. Locked up and bound in a dark room with painted windows, all she received was abuse and apathy. What’s even worse is that she was not allowed to hear or even make a sound causing her to never develop the ability to speak until after the age of thirteen when authorities finally found out about her plight and intervened. Here is the tragic story of Genie, the feral child.

Genie was born in Arcadia, California in 1957 and is the second surviving child out of four. Her father disliked children and was very abusive towards his family preventing anyone from leaving home.

Genie’s father mostly grew up in orphanages, while his mother ran a brothel and only rarely visited him. This caused him develop resentment and anger problems. Genie’s mother was twenty years younger than Genie’s father and had degenerative vision problems in one eye. This was followed by severe cataracts making her increasingly dependent on her husband. Genie’s father disliked children considering them noisy, and after Genie’s birth began to isolate himself and his family from others. Just like the children before her, Genie was born with Rh incompatibility and was in the lowest 50th percentile for weight. Though she seemed to become healthier at eleven months of age, she fell to the 11th percentile of weight.

When Genie was 20 months old, her father moved the family to his mother’s home where he would tie Genie to a child’s toilet for almost 13 hours a day. He would put a diaper on her at night and put her in a small sleeping bag immobilizing her limbs. He mostly fed her baby food, cereal, occasional soft-boiled eggs, and liquids.

After her paternal grandmother died in an hit-and-run accident, her father became even more antisocial and abusive. He blamed Genie’s brother, who was walking with their grandmother at that time, for the accident. He soon quit his job and moved his family to his mother’s home which was considerably isolated from the neighborhood. He continued to impose strict restrictions when it came to sounds. He refused to have a working radio or television and almost never allowed his son and wife to speak, especially when near Genie. He would punish them every time they did so without his permission.

Wiley would also force his son into abusing Genie as he did. He fed her so little that at the age of thirteen she looked like she was only six or seven years old. Around 11 p.m., whenever possible, her mother would sneak extra food up for Genie which caused her to develop an abnormal sleeping pattern. She would sleep from 7 to 11 p.m., wake up for a few minutes to eat, and then go back to sleep for an additional six and a half hours. Her physical confinement also left her underdeveloped in terms of limb movement. The only part of her body she could move during that time were her extremities.

Genie’s confinement had severely disabled her. By the time she was thirteen, she could barely walk, she couldn’t swallow her food, she had no bowel or urinary control and was prone to harm herself every time she felt angry or frustrated. Though her eyesight was good, she could not focus her vision on objects that were farther than ten feet, the maximum distance in her room.

In 1970, Genie’s parents began to have violent arguments. Three weeks later, Genie’s mother walked out with Genie while her husband was away to apply for disability benefits for the blind but accidentally entered general social services office next door because of her near-blindness. There a social worker and her supervisor contacted the police which led to the arrest of Genie’s parents for child abuse. Things soon became public and the morning before his appearance in court, her father committed suicide leaving a note that said: “The world will never understand.”

Genie was admitted to Children’s Hospital, and therapist David Rigler and physician James Kent taking were assigned to her case. At that time, she quite malnourished: 4 feet 6 inches (1.37 meters) tall, weighing only 59 pounds (27 kilograms), had a bloated stomach, and two complete sets of teeth. Due to being restrained for so many years, her buttocks have developed thick callus and heavy bruising, her hips were deformed, her ribcage was undersized, and her bones seemed to be that of an 11-year-old. She couldn’t even stand up straight and had a characteristic “bunny walk” in which she held her hands in front like claws.

Though she made significant progress during her stay at the Children’s Hospital and with the researching therapists, she later had to be put in a series of foster homes which unfortunately set her again on a regressive path.

The individual attention and care she received at the hospital had significant positive impact on her. She gained weight and gradually began to interact with those with whom she had become friends. She also became very interested in sounds, trying to find their sources and moving objects to make sounds. After a brief stay at one of the researchers’ house which the hospital staff believed had negatively affected her, she was taken in by David Rigler and his wife who became her temporary foster parents.

In 1975, when Genie turned 18, her mother wished to care for her but soon found it overwhelming. However, in January 1978, she stopped allowing the research team see her daughter. Genie was switched between at least four foster homes between 1978 and early 1990s where she faced physical and mental abuse causing her to get depressed and withdrawn.

Now a ward of the state of California, Genie lives a simple life in an undisclosed private facility for mentally underdeveloped adults in Los Angeles. Her mother died of natural causes at the age of 87, and her brother, who ran away from home when he turned eighteen, died in 2011 of diabetic complications.

 

[SOURCE: Wikipedia,The Guardian]

10 Movies Where The Actors Had Real Sex On-Screen

Most of the movie sex-scenes we see in movies or television are fake.

But there are a few extremely adventurous movies which have featured real sex. Yep, actors have actually done the deed on-screen and the movies aren’t pornographic in nature.

Interesting, isn’t it? So here’s a list of 12 movies where the actors have had un simulated sex! Check it out and tell us if you have any movies to add.

1. 9 Songs

is a 2004 British art romantic drama film written and directed by Michael Winterbottom. The title refers to the nine songs played by eight different rock bands that complement the film plot. 9 Songs was controversial due to the depiction of real sex between actors Kieran O’Brien and Margo Stilley.

 

2. Love

Directed by Gaspar Noé, Love is a French drama film which revolves around cinema school student Murphy and his former girlfriend Electra, whom he dated for two years before sleeping with another woman, Omi. The movie featured at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and it’s in 3D.

 

3. Anatomy of Hell

Another French drama which has unsimulated sex. Directed by Catherine Breillat, this movie is about a lonely woman who pays a gay man to join her for a four-day exploration of sexuality while locked away from society in an isolated estate. Sounds crazy, no?

 

4. In The Realm Of Senses

In The Realm Of Senses is a Japanese and French art film directed by Nagisa Oshima. The film is a fictionalized account of Sada Abe, a Japanese lady who is remembered for erotically asphyxiating her lover, Kichizo Ishida, and then cutting off his penis and testicles and carrying them around with her in her kimono. Hmmm. Maybe just a little too real.

 

5. Pola X

French movies seem to have the most unsimulated sex, right? Pola X is loosely based on the Herman Melville novel Pierre (or The Ambiguities). It revolves around a successful young novelist who is confronted by a woman who claims to be his lost sister, and the two begin a romantic relationship. Game Of Thrones, who?

 

6. Shortbus

Shortbus is an American comedy movie about a sexually diverse ensemble of colorful characters trying desperately to connect in New York City. The characters indulge in a weekly Brooklyn artistic/sexual salon loosely inspired by various underground NYC gatherings that took place in the early 2000s.

 

7. Love Actually….Sucks!

Love Actually… Sucks! is a 2011 Hong Kong movie, directed by Scud (Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung). The film’s title is a humorous wordplay on the romantic comedy film Love Actually, as it deals with similar complicated and interconnected relationships. But, like, with a lot more sex.

 

8) Scarlet Diva

Scarlet Diva is a semi-autobiographical film about the Italian actress and director Asia Argento‘s life. A self-destructive streak in Anna Batista (Argento) pulls her into drugs, sex and other excesses. To combat this, she attempts to fulfill her creative side by becoming a film director.

9. Through The Looking Glass

This isn’t the sequel to Alice In Wonderland; the movie is actually a 1976 adult film directed by Jonas Middleton with avant-garde, experimental elements. The film stars Catherine Erhardt as a bored socialite that finds herself drawn to a mirror that ignites her sexual desires.

 

10. Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos is a 1972 American  black comedy exploitation film written, produced, scored, shot, edited, narrated, and directed by John Waters. The caused a huge degree of controversy when it first released due to the wide range of perverse acts depicted and performed in explicit detail. It made a star out of the drag queen actor Divine.

Pedophile Priest With HIV who Raped 30 Children Forgiven by Church

A Catholic Priest has been acquitted by the church after he admitted to raping almost 30 young girls aged between 5 and 10-years-old. The priest, Jose Garcia Ataulfo, was cleared of any wrong-doing and won’t face any criminal charges, despite the fact that he knew he was infected with HIV when he sexually abused all the children he admitted to raping. The mother of one of the priest’s victims wrote a letter to The Pope asking to meet with him in Rome to discuss the case, but was shunned by the Vatican who declared that “the matter is closed”. Ataulfo admitted to sexually assaulting well over two dozen children, many of whom were indigenous young girls from Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico known for its large indigenous population. Due to the significant influence that the Catholic Church wields in Mexico, the priest won’t face any criminal charges, particularly for his crimes in areas populated by indigenous ethnic groups. The report which first appeared on the Spanish-language news site Urgente24.com, says the priest, was absolved of any wrongdoing by the Archdiocese of Mexico. According to Urgente24.com, only two out of the thirty rape victims have come forward to denounce the acquittal.

 

The website Anonymous Mexico reported that the mother of one of the victims asked to meet with Pope Francis in Rome, but she was rebuffed by the Vatican which wrote a letter stating that it considered the matter closed. Earlier this year, Pope Francis announced that the church would be reducing penalties for pedophile priests by relocating them to a different church and offering them support rather than punishing them. The Pope said that the controversial measures were designed to create a “more merciful church”.

According to The Daily Mail, sexual abuse of minors by priests – and the subsequent cover-ups by bishops and other Church officials – have been widespread in many countries, including the United States. The issue was thrust into the national spotlight in 2002 when the Boston Globe revealed the extent to which the local archdiocese shielded abusive priests from being exposed to the public even though it knew they posed a danger to young parishioners. The Globe exposé, which detailed abuse cases that numbered in the thousands over a span of several decades, inspired other victims to come forward, leading to an avalanche of lawsuits and criminal prosecutions. Not only did the floodgates open in the US, but the Catholic Church was also forced to confront cases in other countries, including Mexico.

 

In 2004, the Vatican re-opened a prior investigation against Marcial Maciel, who was accused of sexually abusing minors as well as fathering six children by three different women. Though the allegations spanned decades and the extent of his crimes was known to church officials, it was only in 2006 that the Vatican forced Maciel, one of its most powerful clergymen, to retire from active ministry.

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