OK we get it STUD, you're straight - page 2

Something has been bothering me for quite some time on this forum and I have not known exactly what it was. Well I figured it out and y'all may not like it. So often when reading posts on the Men in Nursing or Male Nursing... Read More

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    Yes NASCAR, I live in Georgia, it's required!!
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    I've noticed that on these forums too, but I'm don't really see what the big deal it. I can understand why some straight men, while preparing to enter this profession, might have insecurities or concerns about being perceived as less masculine or homosexual. I'm sure we're all aware of those stereotypes surrounding men in nursing. If they feel a need to compensate for than insecurity, well, that's their business. It doesn't really affect me.
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    No I have not come to prefer that at all. I think it is insulting. A female officer to me is still an officer. A female soldier to me is still a soldier. I will not add a gender label to any position simply because it is not the norm.
    Wouldn't bother me. The gender assignment doesn't diminish the occupation.
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    If someone were a true homophobe I doubt they would ever become a nurse to begin with.
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    Completely agree with OP's writeup, I think until Men get more accepted into the industry, this issue will plague the nursing field for a while simply because men are a relative oddity.

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    If someone were a true homophobe I doubt they would ever become a nurse to begin with.
    Nursing is not excluded from arseholes, racists, homophobes and douchebags.
    Nursing has maybe a higher proportion of people who are caring due to the lowly paid and difficult nature of the work, however there are an incredible number of jerk-offs just like you find on the street
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    Quote from extermin8tor
    Completely agree with OP's writeup, I think until Men get more accepted into the industry, this issue will plague the nursing field for a while simply because men are a relative oddity.



    Nursing is not excluded from arseholes, racists, homophobes and douchebags.
    Nursing has maybe a higher proportion of people who are caring due to the lowly paid and difficult nature of the work, however there are an incredible number of jerk-offs just like you find on the street
    I know, I'm just saying that homophobic people tend to try to act truly masculine across the board and generally won't ever begin to pursue a job like nursing or as a hairstylist etc. Just the fact hat they decided to begin a career where people might potentially think that they are gay is a pretty good indicator that they aren't homophobic, they most likely just don't want people to assume that they are gay so they go out of their way to make it known that they aren't. Slight insecurity doesn't make someone a homophobe.
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    Lol, yup... men and sexuality are perceived a little different compared to women and sexuality. I don't really get the, "I need to prove I'm not gay" of the male mind/psyche. Maybe society has something to do with this.

    Here's the 411: Women who aren't exactly straight are a little more accepted than gay/bisexual men. I'm not sure why it's like that.

    For instance, when Stacy dates a man who is (may or may not be) admittedly bisexual and she tells her friends, she's dating him -- her friends WILL say: Girl, he's gay... what are u doing with him??

    Scenario two: A female who is NOT particularly straight (may/may NOT) admit that she is bisexual/gay and decides to date a man, for some reason will not be seen as being gay. A female who dates another female is NOT necessarily gay. She's either too freaky, confused, just honestly looking for love in both sexes, or all of the above. Oh, there's also "straight women" who date "other or straight women" -- I think most people are just confused (lol).

    For a man to be bisexual -- just means he IS gay! For a woman to be bisexual, NOT necessarily. This is how most of society sees it. Funny huh?

    Kinda unfair, but it is what it is.
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    "you can go crazy all you want, just don't do it in my front yard" Smokey Yarick

    seriously, we don't want to know you're gay, buddy, and we ain't gonna tell you we're straight all day, either.
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    I too have noticed the need to state preference in some way and don't get it at all. If you are worried about what someone may think then why choose the career path? I know who the straight and gay men and women are in my class and at the clinicals I have been at and it has not made a difference in the friendships and learning experiences I have attained.

    In today's world I would like to think that it does not matter what your preference is, what your race is, or what gender you are because throughout history it has been shown that all humans have similar abilities. I introduce myself as a nurse, not a male nurse. The only thing a patient or employer should care about is whether you can give the care that you would expect to get yourself.

    I'll step down now,
    James
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    I just haven't run into this type of thing at all. After working in LTC, Home Health, and a couple hundred hours of clinicals at hospitals, I have not seen a scrap of tension over sexual preference. Some of the nurses I worked with might have been gay, but really, I couldn't tell and nobody cared.

    Two of my instructors (one male, one female) have been gay, but again, nobody gives a damn.

    From my personal observations, the percentage of male nurses who are gay is probably about the same as the general population.


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