Reccomend a gender neutral title to replace "Nurse"! - page 8

Other professional titles such as mailman or stewardess have been replaced with gender neutral titles like postal worker and flight attendant, and as someone put it before on the forums here the term... Read More

  1. by   deftonez188
    Calling us 'Murses' or 'Male Nurse' leads me to apply the idea elsewhere: 'Female Doctor' 'Female Engineer (Femineer?).'

    I feel it's likely to perpetuate stereotypes, like these:

    • The Ladderclimber
    • The Troublemaker
    • The He-Man (this is me, the personal Hoyer lift)
    • The Homosexual

    Distinctions are unnecessary, but 'Nurse' is fine.

    Last edit by deftonez188 on May 10, '12 : Reason: clarify
  2. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from deftonez188
    Calling us 'Murses' or 'Male Nurse' leads me to apply the idea elsewhere: 'Female Doctor' 'Female Engineer (Femineer?).'
    And how insulting a term would it be, 'female doctor', or 'female engineer'? (btw, gmta, I thought of 'femgineer' only after posting, lol....).

    I'd think 'male nurse' would be viewed as insulting as well....as you've said.

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