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Apr 11, '05I have been a nurse since the 1950s, and I remember how shocking it was when female physicans started to become more common. I remember how hard they had to work to compeat with their male counterparts and many female nurses resented them. I envied them. Now, we are better off for it. It is the same with having male nurses. Men bring their own unique perspective to the job, and the profession benefits from having them.
Apr 14, '05JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!!!!!!
There's a lot of eostrogen in this male forum. What's the big deal, if the men want a forum to discuss male issues, who gives a rats behind. I know male nurse have issues, 'cause I've seen instances where men do get used as muscle in a ward situation, they also get grief from female nurses for being in the nursing profession at all. Hell, there was a big hoo haa over here in the UK when men decided to go into midwifery. As female nurses we go on all the time about(and don't say we don't) about sexist attitudes from either male Docs or patients, or are we going to pretend we have selective memories. I'll bet there is someone here that if they thought long and hard and are not hypocritcal about it, they have come across some form of sexism in their careers. If the men want a room, let them have it. This incidentally comes from a female, GAY , Staff Nurse. So if you really want me to go down THAT road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 14, '05Quote from mingezWhy?
Minorities of any group, have obstacles and issues unique to that population. Anyone who claims it's not is fooling themselves.
For example: Women in Law Enforcement. What a woman faces as an Officer is a much different experience from their male counterparts. The obstacles, because of this, are trememdous. So, if this were a Law Enforcement site, why not have a "Forum" for such things? Would anyone object to a section specifically for that? I'd hope not.
It's a support system, a place for those to share experiences, and at the very least, an organzational folder to keep all of the Male-related topics in one place.
If your comment is regarding my post, read it again. I have ZERO problem with a male forum, but I can't help but question the purpose of an inflammatory thread title such as "How to deal with female nurses who are manhaters'. To me this just smacks of intentional antagonism. But thats just me.
Should I start a thread 'How to deal with male nurses who are woman haters'? Now I'll pass on that one, even tho I've known quite a few... I wouldn't post such incendiary stuff. But then again, I'm just not that rude nor do I wish to antagonize my peers.
Apr 15, '05Should I start a thread 'How to deal with male nurses who are woman haters'? Now I'll pass on that one, even tho I've known quite a few... I wouldn't post such incendiary stuff. But then again, I'm just not that rude nor do I wish to antagonize my peers.
Apr 15, '05Quote from Marie_LPNI agree. I saw that thread title (the "Man-Hating Female Nurses" one), and the first thing i thought of was "well calling them man-haters isn't going to help"!
Thanks for understanding Marie...I wondered if I was the only one questioning this.
Apr 15, '05Quote from mattsmom81No, but i also haven't read the thread either, just that subject line contained its own problem.Thanks for understanding Marie...I wondered if I was the only one questioning this.
Apr 18, '05As a woman, I like the traditional female way of solving things, creating a win-win situation. So, have your forum. Here it is! What is of interest to you as male nurses besides having a forum?
Apr 23, '05Ah heck, I will say it if the other guys wont :chuckle . I got into nursing for the women!!!! Where else can a guy see all these lovely ladies on a nightly basis!!!!!!
Apr 29, '05Thats funny!! I on the other had loathed the fact that there are too many women. I purposely sit on the front so I dont check them out and get distracted in the lecture. The first day of class I could smell the estrogen in the air. I almost passed out.
Quote from clark_baileyAh heck, I will say it if the other guys wont :chuckle . I got into nursing for the women!!!! Where else can a guy see all these lovely ladies on a nightly basis!!!!!!
Apr 30, '05i agree. very beautifull women. it becomes very hard to choose. and the funny thing is, most of them are very compsionate and caring otherwise they would not have joined nursing school.
guys, i also love the idea that no big competion. there are very few men in the program.
May 7, '05Nobody begged any of us to sign up for this forum. I don't understand why anybody feels the need to become so militant. The only reason there's a male-nurse forum is because logistically we have to have a way to organize the material being discussed. Any other guys out there been called Focker? Almost every patient I've had has referred to me as "the male nurse." Ladies, I doubt you've ever had that issue. Gentleman, I empathize with you. Drive on, we have a job to do.
May 26, '05Patrick,
Pretty much noone calls me a male nurse twice. I find it an offensive term and I'm not shy about letting people know that. I am a man and I am a nurse. One is my gender, the other is my profession. There is no connection between those two facts.
May 29, '05I joined this site yesterday, for 2 primary reasons.
1) I wanted to find information on nursing schools.
2) I wanted to find out what sort of issues that men face in a female dominated profession.
Thankfully, it was very easy for me to find information I wanted because the information is categorized neatly into separate forums. Whereas, if I had to click-click-click through all the forums to find relevant threads it would have taken me forever!
I don't agree that it's divisive. I think if it was truly meant to be divisive, women would not be allowed to read it. Since when is respectful & open dialogue divisive?