Are women psychologically predisposed to cattiness? - page 2

I've read people's accounts of drama within the nursing team, as well as experienced cattiness firsthand. Are women naturally catty? I'm not a female misogynist, but it seems that more drama seems to... Read More

  1. by   Someday-C.R.N.A.
    Nothing wrong with his post.

    I just thought that it might provoke some heated rebuttals from a few of the ladies on this board.

    If I had a problem with the man's comments, I would have addressed that with him like a man.

  2. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Someday-C.R.N.A.
    Nothing wrong with his post.

    I just thought that it might provoke some heated rebuttals from a few of the ladies on this board.

    If I had a problem with the man's comments, I would have addressed that with him like a man.

    :chuckle Good reply!

    On a side note... BTW, IMHO this Smilie --->sux.
  3. by   oramar
    Quote from Someday-C.R.N.A.
    Nothing wrong with his post.

    I just thought that it might provoke some heated rebuttals from a few of the ladies on this board.

    If I had a problem with the man's comments, I would have addressed that with him like a man.

    This topic has been posted on these boards before, maybe more than once. The first time I saw it was posted almost word for word as it is here. Someone pointed out then as I will do now. That most serial murder/healthcare workers have been men. Most persons that sexually molest their patients have been men. Most disgruntal employees that walk in to facility and open fire randomly have been men. You are much more likely to be shot or stabbed by you male significant other than your female significant other while at work. The vast majority of sexual harrassment cases have been women filing against men. No one is saying that that women have never committed above offenses, all above offenses have been commited by women from time to time. The fact remains that in a female dominated healthcare work force, most violent acts have always been commited by men even though they are outnumbered 2 to 1 by women. If you want to talk about a thought provoking topic try that one.
  4. by   tencat
    :deadhorse

    Speaking as a female, I have to say that I think that in our American culture women are socialized to be more passive/aggressive when dealing with conflict. I personally have never understood why on earth I'd want to dance around an issue with someone I was having problems with, or pretend that everything is hunky-dory and really hate that person.

    My two-year-old daughter was playing with a 3 year-old-boy once, and he was grabbing toys from her and pushing her away from the place where they were. She got really fed up and grabbed one of those silly plastic baseball bats for kids and promptly beaned him on the noggin. He stopped for a moment, then nodded and pulled her back over to the toys. They got along fabulously after that. I guess I should add I'm not advocating violence as a means of solving the issue, but I think if we were more direct with one another there would be less 'cattiness' from both males and females.
  5. by   purplemania
    It is just a method to control your environment. Men are more likely to exhibit false bravado or macho behaviors, in my opinion. To me it is the same thing.
  6. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from tencat
    Speaking as a female, I have to say that I think that in our American culture women are socialized to be more passive/aggressive when dealing with conflict. I personally have never understood why on earth I'd want to dance around an issue with someone I was having problems with, or pretend that everything is hunky-dory and really hate that person.

    My two-year-old daughter was playing with a 3 year-old-boy once, and he was grabbing toys from her and pushing her away from the place where they were. She got really fed up and grabbed one of those silly plastic baseball bats for kids and promptly beaned him on the noggin. He stopped for a moment, then nodded and pulled her back over to the toys. They got along fabulously after that. I guess I should add I'm not advocating violence as a means of solving the issue, but I think if we were more direct with one another there would be less 'cattiness' from both males and females.
    :kiss Excellent post!
  7. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from purplemania
    It is just a method to control your environment. Men are more likely to exhibit false bravado or macho behaviors, in my opinion. To me it is the same thing.
    Meow, Meow... sounds like a catty post to me.
  8. by   z's playa
    I think cattiness is just really cunning meanness. And yes I too think women are more prone to it than men.

    Put me in a room full of men anyday ! Women? No way.

    My opinion. AND my experience.



    Z
  9. by   gypsyatheart
    You're right, oramar, this topic is :deadhorse !! Been done before. And, I agree w/your post....very thought provoking. Plus it illustrates the dangers of "stereotyping" a group of individuals.......
    It always makes me wonder about the OP....newly registered and w/in a couple of posts....a controversial subject....hmmmmm. It seems like as soon as ya get rid of one..... well, you know what I mean!



    Quote from oramar
    This topic has been posted on these boards before, maybe more than once. The first time I saw it was posted almost word for word as it is here. Someone pointed out then as I will do now. That most serial murder/healthcare workers have been men. Most persons that sexually molest their patients have been men. Most disgruntal employees that walk in to facility and open fire randomly have been men. You are much more likely to be shot or stabbed by you male significant other than your female significant other while at work. The vast majority of sexual harrassment cases have been women filing against men. No one is saying that that women have never committed above offenses, all above offenses have been commited by women from time to time. The fact remains that in a female dominated healthcare work force, most violent acts have always been commited by men even though they are outnumbered 2 to 1 by women. If you want to talk about a thought provoking topic try that one.
  10. by   mercyteapot
    I can't believe this thread is still standing. Anyone want to have a pool as to how long before its closed?
  11. by   gypsyatheart
    Quote from mercyteapot
    I can't believe this thread is still standing. Anyone want to have a pool as to how long before its closed?
    :yeahthat: :yeahthat:
  12. by   StNeotser
    I wouldn't say that women are meaner or more catty than men. I mean, look at how many more men are in jail/prison than men. You can't argue with the statistics that men are more likely to murder, rape and steal.

    Possibly because women are not as physically strong, they resort to catty behaviour rather than physically aggressive behaviour.

    Some male RNs are OK, just as some female ones are. Right now I'm dealing with a situation with a male RN who tells his patients that "the nurse coming on shift will not give you your prn pain medications. Make sure she gives them to you" which is utter BS. This isn't a personal thing towards me, he does it to any female. He daren't do it to a male RN (Possibly because he'd get a smack in the face?) Management takes the approach to his attitude.

    He recently faxed a Dr's office after we had changed one patients medications from pill form to liquids and suppositories as the patient could no longer swallow them saying "I can give these medications po just fine. Maybe it's because I'm a man" Still no back up from management from this idiots behaviour.

    This is not to say I haven't seen some terrible behaviour from female RNs. I think there is some terrible behaviour from both sexes.
  13. by   Thunderwolf
    I guess this thread warrants a close. You guys must be psychic. It is a very controversial type thread that tends to ruffle many feathers. It is a dead horse. Also, noticing that folks are starting to become less friendly as a result. Thread closed.

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