Can you imagine being isolated from all other people from the age of 20 months to nearly 14 years old? Left without enough food or any kind of stimulation?
That’s what happened to “Genie.” Her story is frightening, and this is why she left scientists studying her case puzzled beyond belief.
Genie’s Father Was A Monster
Genie’s father, without any medical input, decided she was mentally retarded at the age of 20 months.
His solution to this was to bind her body so that she couldn’t move her arms and legs and leave her alone with no ability to interact with people or anything of interest. He also left her starving.