Jay Leno slams nurses! - page 9

I *just* watched Jay Leno make a really rude comment about nurses- it went something to the effect of... " you know nurses are the most overworked profession in America... especially in those adult... Read More

  1. by   hipab4hands
    Quote from nursing 101
    I think the nursing industry will always be linked to the adult industry. It will take several generations to clear that one up. Whoever came up with it sure made it stick.
    As someone else said every profession has their share of jokes. We americans make fun of every career even the President. I honestly think it's a joke and it doesn't bother me the list bit. Women cops have been linked to the porn industry as well and they get more sexually harassed than nurses about it IMHO.
    It's not just in the movie industry. There was that horrible commericial for a men's cologne that played for a few weeks (haven't seen it recently). It showed a "patient" putting on the the cologne and having a sterotypical"bimbo" nurse coming into his room and getting turned on.
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from hipab4hands
    It's not just in the movie industry. There was that horrible commericial for a men's cologne that played for a few weeks (haven't seen it recently). It showed a "patient" putting on the the cologne and having a sterotypical"bimbo" nurse coming into his room and getting turned on.
    Sounds like an Axe commercial. I can't remember if it was or not, i just remember seeing it one time, on network TV. Which was too many.
  3. by   LittleWing21
    [QUOTE=ZASHAGALKA]He's just repeating a common cultural stereotype.

    What do you expect when that's the only media image of nurses you see? Have you ever seen ER? The real work is done by doctors - nurses just stand in the wings and wait for when one of the stars need a girlfriend.


    That's not true! There are some nurses on ER that are portrayed as being more competent than the doctors! Nurse Hathoway for example. She's a tough, no-nonsense, hardworking nurse. There's also a nurse (Haleh Adams) thats been on the show since the pilot who is also shown as an excellent nurse. Now don't get me wrong, I know how glamorized and distorted the plots are, but I still think there are characters who represent what a good nurse should be.

    And about the Jay Leno thing, chill out! It's JAY LENO, that's what he does. He could have said the same exact thing about school teachers. It wasn't meant to be derogatory, and you shouldn't take something like that to heart. I'm not a nurse yet, so maybe you're all thinking: Well she just doesn't understand. But my mother's a nurse, and trust me I have nothing but respect and admiration for what she does. I'm a female at a military college, so I've certainly learned which jokes are worth getting upset over.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    To me, it wasn't meant to be degrading, but it is degrading IMO.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Oct 19, '05
  5. by   MT-FNP
    I agree as well. Have you people ever heard of comedy? Relax a little.
  6. by   achot chavi
    It is not OK to mock and make jokes about this issue, maybe we have to relook at those we make jokes of. Unfortunately this can have serious repercussions. A dim-witted bloke hears Jay Leno's joke and thinks that he can grab a nurses private parts the next time he has his blood pressure taken. Or at the very least he will proliferate the misguided image. Some well-versed lawyer should warn him and at the very least he should apologize.
  7. by   rn/writer
    Quote from achot chavi
    It is not OK to mock and make jokes about this issue, maybe we have to relook at those we make jokes of. Unfortunately this can have serious repercussions. A dim-witted bloke hears Jay Leno's joke and thinks that he can grab a nurses private parts the next time he has his blood pressure taken. Or at the very least he will proliferate the misguided image. Some well-versed lawyer should warn him and at the very least he should apologize.
    It is this humorless, litigious, hyper-sensitive kind of thinking that is helping to turn the world into a dreary, stupid, and colorless place. Since when do the rest of us have to sanitize our every utterance so that the dim-witted blokes of the universe won't have anything to blame their thick-headed actions on? Like they need an excuse.

    Political correctness has gone too far. There's a new class of people that make an art form out of being offended (I'm not referring to anyone in this thread). The last thing I want to do is encourage them.
  8. by   llg
    Quote from rn/writer
    It is this humorless, litigious, hyper-sensitive kind of thinking that is helping to turn the world into a dreary, stupid, and colorless place. Since when do the rest of us have to sanitize our every utterance so that the dim-witted blokes of the universe won't have anything to blame their thick-headed actions on? Like they need an excuse.

    Political correctness has gone too far. There's a new class of people that make an art form out of being offended (I'm not referring to anyone in this thread). The last thing I want to do is encourage them.
    I so totally agree. I've said it before and I'll say it again ... Not being able to take a few jokes is a sign of weakness. It makes us look "small" and "petty." We need to work on appearing "big" and "strong" -- and we won't gain any ground if we require that the world tippy toe around us.

    We don't want people to hesitate to include us in interdisciplinary activities etc. because "those poor nurses are too fragile and easily offended to handle it." We shouldn't want to be thought of as "wimps" or "prigs."

    llg
    Last edit by llg on Oct 19, '05
  9. by   rn in 3 years
    Quote from stevielynn
    And I'm just shocked that anyone voted for that smarmy Botoxed Kerry guy.

    steph
    I was looking for the "none of the above" box
  10. by   laurakoko
    Yeah, kinda offending......
    HOWEVER he did refer to us as the most overworked profession.... that at least gives a little credit. Then knocks us down with the "adult" movie thing... just humor. Laugh at the last part, but I am just happy that we nurses are now reffered to as overworked. FINALLY.
  11. by   sbic56
    a dreary, stupid, and colorless place
    rn/writer
    I love your description of the world today, as it is so apt!! It's so sad that this political correctness has made everything so damn bland!
  12. by   achot chavi
    I respectfully disagree and beleive that your attitude is not conducive to a healthy society. I really feel sorry for you and hope you will learn to find humour and good will in things that don't hurt others
    Have a good day!
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from achot chavi
    I respectfully disagree and beleive that your attitude is not conducive to a healthy society. I really feel sorry for you and hope you will learn to find humour and good will in things that don't hurt others
    Have a good day!
    I have to respectfully disagree . . . I find Miranda wonderfully witty and warm and good for my soul.

    steph

close