"The View" insults nursing - page 3

Take Action! "The View" doesn't seem to include nursing June 16, 2003 -- Tonight's prime time episode of ABC's "The View," which consisted of a "His and Her Body Test" designed to impart basic... Read More

  1. by   SandySummers
    Hi Terra:

    We had a campaign about Clairol, and because of about 100 nurses who wrote in, they pulled their commercial

    http://www.nursingadvocacy.org/news/...1_clairol.html

    But we are still waiting for Procter and Gamblr to MAKE AMENDS to the nursing profession by sponsoring an image campaign or helping us get a TV show about nurses that we had commissioned produced or other things. If we get no word about it from them this week, we will renew our campaign to ask nurses to write to P&G to ask them to make amends. Stay tuned...

    Sandy


    Sandy Summers, MSN, MPH, RN
    Last edit by brian on Jul 13, '03
  2. by   mattsmom81
    I expect comedy shows to poke fun.... at EVERYONE (not just nurses). But a show such as The View?

    These women on The View do a disservice to professional nurses, and as professional women themselves, they should be mindful of what they do when they portray such stereotypical, harmful images.

    I have lost my respect for this show as a result of this.

    I will draft a letter.
  3. by   funnygirl_rn
    Bravo Untamed....excellent letter & very nice reply from the View. I sent one too, maybe not as eloquent...but, it got the point across.
  4. by   KarenAR
    Originally posted by mattsmom81
    I have lost my respect for this show as a result of this.

    Personally, I lost all respect for The View a LONG time ago! If you really pay attention to this show, you will notice that they promote all kinds of stereotypes - certainly not just about nurses. These women haven't a clue what they are talking about half the time. They present themselves as thoughtful, intelligent women having thoughtful, intelligent and "fun" conversations, but if you watch the show critically, you will see that they really are just contributing to the "dumbing down" of America. In my opinion they have been very successful in promoting insidious, ignorant comments via a "professional, intelligent" facade. Watch the show critically from now on and see if you agree.

    Bravo to UntamedSpirit - what an excellent letter! Also to 3rdShiftGuy!

    And I don't know what was going on with you, "Nurs2b," but I feel the need to tell you that your comments about "retracting" your post were the most passive-aggressive comments I've heard in quite some time.
  5. by   imenid37
    the view may explore "pertinent women's issues" but they are pretty superficial IMHO. there's a few minutes here and a few minutes there on something like date rape for example and coming up next that gorgeous hunk brad pitt! ooo ahh! I think it's like the people who were getting info. from redbook about nurse practitioners awhile back. if i want to gleam info. about something from redbook or the view, i'd choose a topic that they are expert at like how to arrange my closets or what's the most long-lasting eye liner.

    it's such a crock that these are shows for "intelligent" women. they are as much "all bimbo tv" as those cooking/household shows my mom watched thirty years ago that told you how to make a meal to drive your man wild and told him to meet you at the door w/ his slippers. (at least social mores were different then!) it burns me that shows like the view think nurses are fair game to insult. you'd never see a bimbo female dr. or ding bat female lawyer (starr jones would no allow it!) portrayed on that show. love the commments to the view that others have sent. i just think they are an arrogant bunch of paper dolls who've had the good fortune to not be ill and get a real idea of what nurses do. personally, i'd like to see some of these shows who have drs. commenting on these new medical breakthroughs switch to nurses. teaching pt's is our forte' after all.
  6. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Originally posted by funnygirl_rn
    Bravo Untamed....excellent letter & very nice reply from the View. I sent one too, maybe not as eloquent...but, it got the point across.
    No reply from the view yet, funny. That reply was fron the nurse advocacy organization. As soon as the View replies, I'll post it. And eloquence is not everything, funny.....some tiems it is better to get straight to the point
  7. by   oramar
    Have only watched the view maybe three times. Found it dull. Thought the show's many host were out of touch with reality. They think they know something about being women. In truth they only know something about being upper crust women. Nothing on that show indicates that they recognize how their affluence insulates them from the real kicks in the gut life deal out. Yeah they work, but they have maids, secretaries and cooks to help them deal with it. When they have illness in their family they can pay for help round the clock. Not to mention the people that do their hair makeup and have their clothes pressed and ready for them everyday. It is not that I begrudge them these things. It is just that I don't want to watch their show and listen to their advice when they obviously know so little about my life.
  8. by   funnygirl_rn
    Originally posted by UntamedSpirit
    No reply from the view yet, funny. That reply was fron the nurse advocacy organization. As soon as the View replies, I'll post it. And eloquence is not everything, funny.....some tiems it is better to get straight to the point
    Thanks Untamed.
  9. by   Tweety
    Thanks Deb and Sandy for the complements. I did send them a letter. I would have thought a show that presents the womyn's "view" would be a little more respectful of a profession that is primarily female. But sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Happens in the gay community as well. sigh...
  10. by   travelbug
    I wrote the View and hope they do what I suggest.. We have to prove everyday that we're worthy of our titles. I get tired of being asked are you a tech? or what are you? I can't tell until I see your nametag, come closer so I can see who you are, oh, your a nurse. Also a nurse seems very vague term as I've heard techs, cna's etc. refer to themselves, families and friends as well as to pt's as a nurse. Not to mention they often work out of their scope of practise. What can we be doing to help our image? :eek
    Last edit by travelbug on Jun 21, '03
  11. by   iliel
    I e-mailed the view, I feel that if they want to poke fun at nuses, then they should also do a show devoted to nursing. Meridith should follow a nurse around for a day and see what it's really like and show the real side of it!
  12. by   SandySummers
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    Last edit by brian on Jul 13, '03
  13. by   Scruffy
    Isn't great when the media apologizes for something that is coming up so they can remain politically correct yet do something stupid anyways. If Meredith alias ditz really does respect nurses she wouldn't have done something she knew in her heart she should apologize for before showing it. It's hypocritical and unethical no matter how it's dressed. By the by That was a great letter Untamed Spirit but it would be just a little more impressive if you were to spell condemn correctly. Just a thought and something i know we all have learned in school.

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