Is forcing your children to watch graphic horror movies a form of abuse?

When I was a young child (4-5yrs) my father used to pressure me into watching quite graphic horror movies (such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and mock me when I'd look away or start crying out of fear. I told this to my boyfriend today and he started laughing and defended my father's actions, saying it... show more When I was a young child (4-5yrs) my father used to pressure me into watching quite graphic horror movies (such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and mock me when I'd look away or start crying out of fear. I told this to my boyfriend today and he started laughing and defended my father's actions, saying it was just "harmless fun". Thoughts?
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