Forced wearing of nursing cap. - page 16

by onetiredstudent

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I'm a senior registered nursing student and our school has a pinning ceremony to mark the completion of our program. Our class contains about 20% men, equal split of black and white in both genders. I am approaching 50 and... Read More


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    Quote from GrnTea
    :: patiently ::: No, sex discrimination is based on gender (including, in my opinion, gender identity), not dress. Match point.
    And only ONE GENDER is being required to wear the hat.
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    Not even remotely discriminatory in any way shape or form. They have basically said this is part of your student formal uniform, hell they even gave you the courtesy of letting the students vote on it. If you choose not to wear your complete uniform then you may not participate. Do you think officers are given any choice in what they wear? No, it's a uniform. So basically this falls under first world problems.
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    You voted as a class.
    Majority ruled
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    Quote from wooh
    And only ONE GENDER is being required to wear the hat.
    Here is a photo from Clinton Community College in New York during their pinning ceremony. As you can see, the MALE'S are not wearing caps.

    Ceremonies-Capping and Pinning

    A photo of a nursing class from 1899, with two male nurses in attendence. NO CAP.

    Nursing History Digitization Project

    Here is a photo from "back in the day" of female nurses, all in caps, in the 1950's.

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5137/5...1e304ed9_z.jpg

    Caps were a FEMALE part of the FEMALE uniform. Just like men wear ties and women wear bra's, again caps are a part of the FEMALE UNIFORM.

    People who scream discrimination over something this ridiculous are attention-seeking, IMO.
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    You will only be wearing it for a few hours. Then yin can trash it and likely never have to wear one again! You just graduated nursing school, don't let something so trivial become an issue. Shoot if they told me I could graduate tomorrow, but I had to a cap, I would suck it up and strut in their like the King of England! Lol! Jk! But seriously, don't let that brief moment submission ruin the Bigger Picture you've made it threw nursing school.

    The only time the girls in Our program wear the caps is at pinning, and most of then can't wait to wear it because it means they will be finished!
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    Quote from BluegrassRN
    The class voted, you lost. Your options are to wear the cap or not participate. Simple.

    It's not something to get worked up over. I personally agree with you about the caps, but it's not a sword to die upon, nor is it something to tarnish an otherwise special event. If you want to attend, wear the cap. Keep it for your next naughty nurse / zombie nurse/ nurse Ratchet Halloween costume. I you can't bring yourself to wear the cap, skip the ceremony. Your accomplishments are independent of any ceremony.
    Couldn't have said it better.
    L&DRegisteredNurse likes this.
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    It is very silly but probably not worth the battle. Just wear the horrid little thing and keep it for next Halloween. Most of all, be thankful that you won't ever have to wear one at work! Congratulations on your graduation!
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    Quote from PatMac10,SN
    Couldn't have said it better.
    So if the class voted that all black people in the class had to stand in the back, would we just tell a black person, "Your class voted, you lost."
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    Quote from wooh
    So if the class voted that all black people in the class had to stand in the back, would we just tell a black person, "Your class voted, you lost."
    Facepalm.

    Did you really just compare a female wearing a hat as part of the traditional female uniform for an hour during graduation, to the entire segregation and racial profiling of black people?

    Wow.
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    You realize that women have faced (and obviously do still face) discrimination? How about all the black people just have to wear a hat? Discrimination?
    Maybe it's not a big thing in the history of discrimination against women, after all, I'm guessing both the women and men got to vote on this instead of just the men. And it's a hat instead of a transvaginal ultrasound. But when something is forced on one gender and not the other, that is the textbook definition of gender discrimination. People can say this hat thing isn't important, but saying it's not discrimination?

    Quoting from "discrimination" on wikipedia which is quoting from a sociology textbook:
    Discrimination is the prejudicial or distinguishing treatment of an individual based on their actual or perceived membership in a certain group or category, such as their race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, or religion. It involves the group's initial reaction or interaction, influencing the individual's actual behavior towards the group or the group leader, restricting members of one group from opportunities or privileges that are available to another group, leading to the exclusion of the individual or entities based on logical or irrational decision making
    How is this NOT "distinguishing treatment..based on their ...membership in a certain group or category, such as their race, gender..."? How is this NOT "restricting members of one group (women) from opportunities or privileges (not having to wear a hat to the ceremony) that are available to another group (men)"?
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