Man-hater in my clinical - page 4

by tiezto

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I just started my first rotation (LTC) 3 weeks ago, and from the beginning I've been getting seriously bad vibes from one young woman in particular. I don't understand why she has to hate. Is it because she feels that men are... Read More


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    Quote from Corvette Guy
    The difference between men entering nursing and women entering male dominated fields historically is that historically, women were not welcome in male dominated fields for decades. Laws had to be created that forced those professions to admit females. Nursing, on the other hand, just didn't appeal to men for centuries because it was very poorly paying and there was no status associated with it. - bluesky



    IMHO, the nursing profession in the past 10 years has become a more viable career option for men d/t stereotype barriers have been broken.
    OK, so men didn't enter the profession because they were afraid of being stereotyped? Now that's a real barrier.
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    Quote from bluesky
    Originally Posted by Corvette Guy
    The difference between men entering nursing and women entering male dominated fields historically is that historically, women were not welcome in male dominated fields for decades. Laws had to be created that forced those professions to admit females. Nursing, on the other hand, just didn't appeal to men for centuries because it was very poorly paying and there was no status associated with it. - bluesky



    IMHO, the nursing profession in the past 10 years has become a more viable career option for men d/t stereotype barriers have been broken.

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    OK, so men didn't enter the profession because they were afraid of being stereotyped? Now that's a real barrier.
    First, I'm not into this Thread to do battle with you. Your more than welcome to your opinion, as I mine. :spin:

    All I'm saying is when I graduated high school [class of '79] the stereotype of a male nurse being gay was much more prevalent than in 1995, and most certainly today. So, back then a young male would be less likely to consider getting into the nursing profession. However, today's society is much more open minded and less likely to categorize nursing as strictly a female profession.
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    I second that, Corvette guy (we graduated from HS in the same year).


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