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Girl Who Was Called ‘Ugly’ After Donating Hair To Cancer Patients Gets Major Support From Internet

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.

For what happened with the bullies from Jetta’s school go here. 

To show support for Jetta, “like” her anti-bullying page on Facebook.

“They say that you’re supposed to stand up to bullies, but there’s not much you can do when the whole class is like that.”
“Why do they make fun of you?”
“Let’s see. My weight, obviously. The fact that I read for fun. Mostly sci-fi and fantasy. I watch Nova. I don’t like sports. You know those loud, obnoxious kids you see hanging out in groups, screaming at people? That’s my whole school.”
“So what do they do to you?”
“Just yell at me and throw stuff at me. But I am proud of one thing. Most kids who get picked on completely spaz out at some point, and get violent. That hasn’t happened to me yet.”

At LeakyCon, a young lady asked me how I dealt with bullying. I wasn’t able to give her a very good answer, which troubles me. Well, there were lots of shouts of “It gets better” and “Stay strong” and “We love you”. But when I put myself back in time to when I was being bullied, none of those things would’ve helped me. Yes, absolutely it does get better. But when you are being physically and psychologically tortured, it is difficult to remove yourself from the pressingness of the moment at hand. Here’s how I dealt with bullying: I cried, I hated myself, I hated my life. I didn’t deal with it, I survived it, but I never dealt with it. So here are two tips from someone with lots of experience. 1: It’s not about you, it has nothing to do with you, it’s about the assholes doing it to you. 2: Your job is not to deal with it, your job is to survive it, which you CAN do because it WILL end. And then yes, it will get better.
—  Hank Green

I would like to dedicate this drawing to every single one of you guys, that has ever been bullied in life. This drawing also goes to one of the strongest woman I know and that’s Demi Lovato Thank you for being a true inspiration for us all, there are no words to describe how amazing and strong you are. If you know someone that has ever been bullied, tag that person and show them support! This drawing is for all of you, lets share it and STOP BULLYING.

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WRIC)—A North Carolina mother whose son has been bullied for bringing a “My Little Pony” bag to class says school officials now won’t let him bring the bag to school.

Grayson Bruce is a big fan of “My Little Pony,” a cartoon that emphasizes to children that “friendship is magic.” But his interest has caused the 9-year-old to be bullied at school; his classmates say his favorite toy is for girls.

Last week, Grayson’s school asked him to leave his Rainbow Dash bag at home, because officials felt it was a distraction and a “trigger for bullying.”

Noreen Bruce disagrees with the school’s request and wants her son’s bullies to be punished for their actions.

“Saying a lunchbox is a trigger for bullying is like saying a short skirt is a trigger for rape,” she said. “It’s flawed logic; it doesn’t make any sense.”

[Source] [Equestria Daily]

Transgender Teen Faces 1 Year Sentence After Fighting Off Bullies

TLTR; A 16 year old trans woman defends herself against 3 bullies who have constantly harassed her. Weeks after all 4 students were suspended, local police charge her, and only her, with misdemeanor battery. The Police Department refuses to recognize her as a trangender person so she would not be able to fall under hate crime protections.

When 10th grader Jewlyes Gutierrez, a transgender student, stood up to three bullies at her high school in November, all four students were suspended.

The incident made some local news. Gutierrez, 16, said she had asked an assistant principal at Hercules High School for help with chronic bullying a few days earlier, and gotten none. A school board meeting on December 2 focused on the incident. As the semester wound down, it seemed the story would stay in Hercules, California.

But a few weeks later, Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Daniel Cabral charged Gutierrez with misdemeanor battery. The charge came just months after California governor Jerry Brown passed a law enacting transgender student rights, making California the first state to enshrine certain protections to transgender students.

Now, a  petition—“Drop charges against transgender teen defending herself!”—has become one of the fastest growing petitions on Change.org, collecting more than 168,000 signatures since January 7.

(SIGN THE PETITION)

The alleged battery took place on November 13, 2013. Gutierrez is accused of slapping another student after having gum spat in her face.

On top of the petition, which was created by Gutierrez’s sister, supporters have sent Daniel Cabral more than 50 letters demanding that he dismiss the case. That could happen at a pre-trial conference scheduled for February 5, according to Kaylie Simon, Gutierrez’s attorney.

This is the first time Gutierrez has been charged with a crime. If convicted, Simon says, the maximum time she could face is one year, which might be served at a juvenile hall or a group home. She could also be sentenced to the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility, or Byron Boys Ranch, which is a minimum security juvenile detention center. As the name suggests, the facility is for boys.

Jennifer Lopez, a journalist with the magazine  Everything Transgender in NYC, brought to light one part of that injustice. In an  interview with the TransAdvocate, Lopez recounted a conversation she had with Connie Van Putten of the Hercules Police Department.

Van Putten told Lopez “the transgender person is listed as a male on school records, therefore she would refer to the transgender person as a male,” Lopez said.

Because [Gutierrez] is listed as a male, [Van Putten] did not identify [Gutierrez] as a transgender person,“ Lopez reported. Van Putten then told Lopez that because Gutierrez was listed as male in these records, she ”would not be able to fall under hate crime [protections].

Gutierrez still attends Hercules High, along with the other students from the incident.

I feel negative attention and energy around them,” Gutierrez said in an interview with the  Bay Area Reporter.

Just because you’re different you’ll get picked on, name-calling, bullied, taunted, harassed, all those,” Gutierrez told NBC Bay Area in December. “I was just sticking up for myself.

‘Go Home Terrorist:’ Sikh children bullied twice the national average

Half of Sikh children reported that they are bullied in school, according to a study released Thursday – a number that rises to more than two-thirds if they wear a turban that covers their long, uncut hair in accordance with their religion.

The study also found that Sept. 11, 2001 attacks are an important factor driving persecution of children wearing traditional garb. They endure bullying rates twice the national average, the report found.

“For two years we got bullied, came home crying every day,” a Sikh student, who is identified only by his initials LS, said in the report, titled Go Home Terrorist. “I was in 5th grade [in California], and my dad took us to a barber shop, and he was like ‘it’s today.’ My mom was crying, my dad was crying.” It was the day he cut his hair.

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First day of spring break I got a text asking if I knew where my friend Josh was, I’d been out of the state for college so I had no idea. A couple hours later I received another text telling me that my friend Josh had shot himself in a parking lot.

At the time, there was no proof as to why he had done this. His life had been taking a turn for the better. He was headed towards high school graduation and attending his dream school in the fall.

Now I finally know why. On March 6th 2014, a student in his school sent these horrible messages continuously. For hours. Josh could not take it and ended his life the next day on March 7th. 

The student that sent these horrible texts? He’s fine. In fact he faced NOTHING from my previous high school. Panther Creek High School located in Cary, NC should be ashamed of themselves. A mutual friend wanted to launch an awareness campaign against bullying through our schools student council, but was rejected due to “emergency protocol”. 

In fact when students put things in his parking spot in remembrance the school had the items removed.

The student who sent these texts faced no punishment from the school and will be attending university in the fall. He is going to have the normal future that he robbed from my friend, and frankly I think that’s bull shit. It took a couple months to officially obtain all of the phone records. But the case is weak because cyber bullying needs to be “recurring” so chances are the student responsible for my friends death is going to face no consequences at all. 


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