I just finished reading an article on Newsweek titled: "Why we need to reimagine Masculinity". http://www.newsweek.com/2010/09/20/w...sculinity.html
Its a fairly decent read and does talk about Nursing at several points throughout the piece including a part about Ben Stiller in "Meet the Parents
". There have been a few threads here recently that discuss how we men deal with what is a female dominated career and I think this article has enough salient points to make it worth the time spent (maybe 10 minutes).
My own feelings on the gist of the article is that we men are more stereotyped than just about any other group and that we all pretty much accept it as our own truth. We define ourselves more on what we do than who we are. I know I can work on a car or build a deck as good as the next guy, but I'm also a fairly good cook and don't care for football. As for my future as a Nurse, I'm just getting comfortable with that and would like to think I'm secure enough in my own skin to not shy away from letting strangers know that is my goal.
So if you have a few minutes, read the article and let us know what you think.