A few snips at the hair salon turned Jetta Fosberg’s selfless act into a school nightmare.
After the 10-year-old Ohio girl cut and donated 14 inches of her hair to Wigs for Kids, an organization that supports children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments, she started being bullied at school, her mom told WHIO News in Dayton.
To show support for Jetta, “like” her anti-bullying page on Facebook.
my hair was that short in first grade!
I feel this darlings pain. When I did this exact thing, over 20” hair donated, as well as raising money in donations of shaving my hair, I ended up with ridicule from the local people I knew.. Most of which my age and mothers too. ‘She looks like a dyke’ or ’ she’s a mess now.’ Etc is mostly what I got. Only difference being I was older than this little doll. It’s a shame people view these things so small mindedly. I for one most definitely #standwithjetta. 👌❤️
- One of the first women to start her own independent production company.
- Earned her way to stardom without sleeping with executives for roles.
- Refused to date people for publicity just because 20th Century Fox wanted her to.
- Left 20th Century Fox because she refused to let them get away with treating her badly and paying her a tiny wage, just because of her “dumb blonde” image.
- Was only paid a fraction of her co-star’s wage even though she was the star of the movies and the biggest box office pull, but still went ahead with the movies because she was so passionate about acting.
- Studied method acting at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg, who said that she was one of his best students along with Marlon Brando.
- Had a personal library of over 500 books and rarely read fiction - she was desperate to learn and educate herself.
- Was sexually abused as a child but then went on to encourage the sexual liberation of women in the 1950s.
- One of the first people to speak openly about sexual abuse.
- One of the first people to openly support gay rights.
- Supported many charities such as the Milk Fund, March of Dimes, Arthritis and Rheumatism foundation.
- Donated her time and money to these charities.
- Visited orphanages and hospitals on her own time to surprise the people there.
- Married one of the greatest literary minds of the 20th century
- Suffered two miscarriages and one ectopic pregnancy and still put on a brave face for her fans.
Sorry, did you say she wasn’t a role model?
marilyn is my biggest role model so don’t even go there
and let’s not forget this
Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at the popular Mocambo, in Hollywood, because of her race. Marilyn, who loved her music and supported civil rights, called the owner of the Mocambo and told him that if he booked Ella immediately, she would take a front table every night. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. After that, Ella never had to play in a small jazz club again.
"She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it." - Ella Fitzgerald about Marilyn Monroe
She was reportedly a genius with an IQ above Einstein’s. She called out misogynists like Peter O’toole. She was acutely aware of the fact that she wasn’t taken seriously because of her looks. When a friend said they wanted to look like her, she said something like, don’t ever say that, they respect you! It makes me so sad that she is instead remembered only for having sex appeal, and having sex appeal is somehow mutually exclusive with having value as a woman and a human being.
So I just started following you about a week ago and I just wanted to say I really like your blog! I'm a first time mommy to be and it's be absolutely awesome just hearing little updates about you and your family even though I really don't know you all that well. But I'm excited for your new baby and I'm sure they'll be A okay! :)
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Aw wow, thank you! I love getting messages like this, really makes me feel happy! You’re more than welcome to jump into my ask box whenever you want and we can be friends YAY.
Congratulations mami, that’s great! How far along are you? Are you/do you know what sex the baby is? How exciting! You have all the best to come!
Thank you so much. I hope the baby is okay too, I’m just a worry pit. The more you get to know me, the more you’ll realise I literally panic and worry about EVERYTHING lmao. Thank you! Xxxxx
mamatophoenix I’m going to reply on this blog since my baker blog is kind of themed and this one is my more personal one. :)
Awww! Thank you so much! Just hit 16 weeks and were going to find out the sex next Monday afternoon! So excited for that!
And I totally understand being a worrying mess, I can get like that too. I just wanted to send some comforting words your way :)
Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014
Both by Dan Bagan
Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.
Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”
Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.
These are women are who I always wanted to be.
Let’s not forget that these ladies are STILL out there grinding on the front lines for feminism.
“When they were little girls, they decided that they would be best friends forever. A whale never forgets a promise.” -Anneliese Juergensen
i have now died. of joy.
I don’t think I’ve seen art of an old mermaid (mermatron? mergranny?) before.
I love it!
Oh look it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen
AAAAAAH I LOVE IT <333333