OK we get it STUD, you're straight - page 6

by bigrigcowboy | 18,763 Views | 98 Comments

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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    One of our male nursing instructors 'came out of the closet' (I'm sure there's a more PC way of saying that) during our cultural diversity day. He did this with tact and professionalism which made a positive impression among my classmates (as far as I can tell). Thought that was pretty cool.
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    Quote from IKnowYouRider
    One of our male nursing instructors 'came out of the closet' (I'm sure there's a more PC way of saying that) during our cultural diversity day. He did this with tact and professionalism which made a positive impression among my classmates (as far as I can tell). Thought that was pretty cool.
    I understand your post but by doing this isn't he proclaiming "hey I'm different". If someone else says he's somehow "different" they are a bigot or something. It seems a little confusing. Either you are just like everyone else or you aren't. If you are just like everyone else why make an announcement ?
    cpl_dvldog likes this.
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    Quote from Conqueror+
    I understand your post but by doing this isn't he proclaiming "hey I'm different". If someone else says he's somehow "different" they are a bigot or something. It seems a little confusing. Either you are just like everyone else or you aren't. If you are just like everyone else why make an announcement ?
    Perhaps placing the event in context helps. It was during a cultural diversity day. Also, a person wouldn't be considered a 'bigot' for calling him different, they would be considered a bigot if they referenced him in being unequal in some way.
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    I completely understood the post when I replied
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    I think it would be totally stupid and inappropriate for an instructor to reveal that he's gay by using an academic platform. The same with anything else...chronically depressed, homicidal, doesn't matter. Not his job. Not what students are paying to hear.
    GM2RN, ugoumeh, Conqueror+, and 1 other like this.
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    I think your professor's move gutsy and great. It was diversity day and he's bringing attention to his sexuality because it is different and guess what? Believe it or not gays have it a little tougher. The rates of suicide attempts/ drug abuse/homelessness for gay men are ridiculous. It should get more attention than it does, but it's something nobody likes to talk about.

    But relating to nursing, because that's what this website is about... I dont think anyone cares. And if someone does then they fail.

    FAIL!
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    Why is it that homosexual men feel the need to let everyone know they are gay by extremely feminate body language or even wearing female scrubs, but are annoyed when a straight man lets it be known he is not?

    There are two truths I have discovered working in hospitals
    1. At first sight male nurses are assumed to be doctors by patients.
    2. At first sight male nurses are assumed to be gay.

    I am NOT a doctor and I am NOT gay.
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    Quote from cpl_dvldog
    Why is it that homosexual men feel the need to let everyone know they are gay by extremely feminate body language or even wearing female scrubs, but are annoyed when a straight man lets it be known he is not?

    There are two truths I have discovered working in hospitals
    1. At first sight male nurses are assumed to be doctors by patients.
    2. At first sight male nurses are assumed to be gay.

    I am NOT a doctor and I am NOT gay.
    That's a bit over the top ... not all gay men are as you describe above. I know gay men that abhor the idea of wearing female clothing of any kind and actually enjoy being GASP wait for it ... MEN! Gay men are just as much men as straight men are.
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    I havenít really noticed this. OK Iím still doing my pre requisites but this isnít even something that I have thought about or noticed in my classes. Maybe the forum is different(I'm new here) but in the real world here in California IMO itís a non issue. I think the opinions about males in nursing have changed a lot in the last 10 years. Or maybe I am just to the point that I really donít care what anyone thinks. Or maybe growing up in the SF area itís just a total non issue to most.
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    Quote from Paco69
    That's a bit over the top ... not all gay men are as you describe above. I know gay men that abhor the idea of wearing female clothing of any kind and actually enjoy being GASP wait for it ... MEN! Gay men are just as much men as straight men are.
    Over the top or not, it is a true statement. The ones that "flame" the most are the ones that get the most annoyed by a straight man talking about his girlfriend or wife. When a woman is a prominant part of my life she is normally included in my conversations. I am a huge college football fan and talk about that as well, but I don't think that makes me a homophobe either.

    Yes I am mistaken for a DOCTOR almost on a daily basis.
    Yes I am mistaken for being GAY at least 3-4 times a month, by patients and staff.


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