A Behavior So Taboo
Tracy says her difficulty in understanding her self-worth stems from being made fun of as a child. "I used to be made fun of a lot," she says. "I was always taller than everybody else, I was a little skinny thing. They called me 'Jolly Green Giant.'" When she went to college, however, it was a new experience. "People liked me and they didn't call me names and I started meeting these guys, and I guess I never really thought that any guy would go home with me or would like me."
Dr. Robin asks Jennifer to rethink her definition of abuse. "The exposure to pornography as a child is absolutely a form of abuse," she says. "I want you to understand that when a child is exposed to pornography, when they're exposed to sexuality in an inappropriate way, it is a form of abuse because it robs you of your childhood."