"I didn't know you were gay" - page 5

twice this week, I've mentioned to acquaintences of mine that I plan to get into nursing, and the reponse has been a joking "Don't you have to be gay to do that?" sort of response. Does that... Read More

  1. by   jaymee77
    Quote from ChrisA
    Ha! I'll tell them it's on the list of pre-requisites:
    "A&P, micro, statistics, human lifespan development,

    and 3 months in a relationship with a man!"

    shoot does that go for girls too??? of so i'm OUT!:uhoh21:
  2. by   TeenyBabyRN
    Quote from CNM2B
    You know, the nurse that took care of my son in the ER was a man and he was wonderful!! It never even occured to me that he might be gay. Anyone know where that stinking myth came from anyways?
    I'd say it probably has something to do with the fact that the profession shares its name with the act of putting an infant to breast. It seems like they could have found something better to call us.
  3. by   Farkinott
    Quote from chris_at_lucas
    This seems an unduly harsh reaction to what is probably an innocent question.

    Perhaps you have some unaddressed issues with being a male in a predominantly female profession?

    Perhaps, considering you are dealing with patients, you might come up with a creative response that soothes your feelings without assaulting the feelings of others.

    (Where has "caring" gone?)
    I see your point but I DO say it with humour! Aussie humour can be a bit different for our American cousins to understand (I have an american flatmate)so don't take it the wrong way. Most people I say it to have a small reality check and realise that it is a stupid question. Result? We get over it and have a beer together!
    Pax
  4. by   Cletus
    Gay or Straight should not even be an issue, are you qualified to do the job and do it well with compassion for your pt's.
  5. by   FsPilotMed1
    I'm a male nursing student, and the other day I worked on our hospital's ortho/neuro rehab unit with an all-male staff. Total scheduling coincidence, but the nurses, aides, and therapists were all men. It was one of the best shifts I've ever worked!

    D.
  6. by   MrsWampthang
    We work in the same ER and one night I worked with him and two other male nurses, and the doc that night was male. Talk about feeling like a minority! What stunk was that I was going to get stuck with assisting with all the pelvics! How fair is that?!

    Hmmmmm, maybe that's why my db hasn't proposed to me either

    NAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! :chuckle

    Pam
  7. by   Token Male
    There is some justice in the world after all. :chuckle
  8. by   kbella1218
    My male cousin is married to a (female) physical therapist and he is an RN. He is very straight. Also, my husband considered going to nursing school as well as my brother in law. I think it is great that males are getting into it. I have several gay friends (male) and they are not even in the medical field. How ridiculous. Also, not all male hairdressers are gay, either.
  9. by   nurse2bhopefully
    Some people are just insensitive. I had a male nurse when I my daughter was born and he was wonderful. My husband was in the birthing room also, but the nurse was so helpful and encouraging. I am sooooo thankful, I don't think I could've made it without him.

    Thankful for male nurses.

    Syl
  10. by   GMD
    I start the ADN program Aug 16. We have 4 males and 36 females. We have to buy two uniforms. Females must buy one dress, one pant suit. The dress is more expensive and you have to buy hose. The males do not. Females have to buy two nursing caps and one cap tote, males do not. Females are spending $100 more on their uniforms. I think that male nursing students should have to be gay and therefore be required to wear the same uniforms. Gay drag male nursing students rule.
  11. by   Lys
    originally posted by chrisa
    ha! i'll tell them it's on the list of pre-requisites:
    "a&p, micro, statistics, human lifespan development,

    and 3 months in a relationship with a man!"

    Quote from jaymee77
    shoot does that go for girls too??? of so i'm out!:uhoh21:
    good call jaymee!!! eewwwww...if that's a pre-req, thankfully i took care of that back in my high-school years, and have it over with *lol* :hatparty:
  12. by   Farkinott
    Quote from GMD
    I start the ADN program Aug 16. We have 4 males and 36 females. We have to buy two uniforms. Females must buy one dress, one pant suit. The dress is more expensive and you have to buy hose. The males do not. Females have to buy two nursing caps and one cap tote, males do not. Females are spending $100 more on their uniforms. I think that male nursing students should have to be gay and therefore be required to wear the same uniforms. Gay drag male nursing students rule.

    You have a WICKED sense of humour! Thanks for the laugh!
  13. by   danu3
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    Nurse of the male gender at work: "Hi i'm Russ, i'll be your nurse tonight"

    Pt: "A male nurse?"

    Nurse of the male gender at work: "No i don't work for the USPS"

    Pt: "Well are you gay or something?"

    Nurse of the male gender at work: "I must be 'or something'. If i were gay, my wife would be more than P.O.'d that i was lying to her"
    Got me thinking... any comeback if a male nurse is single, no girlfriend, and straight?

    About the USPS comeback, anyone try actually carry one or two fake letters and when pt asked, you deliver it to them (probably especially good on April 1st).

    -Dan

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