OK we get it STUD, you're straight - page 8

by bigrigcowboy

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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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    I'm new to this website and happened upon this thread. I'm surprised by the number of thoughtful responses, there seems to be a general pattern of mutual respect and introspection here. I think it's important that these kinds of discussions take place in order to increase our nurse like qualities. I did read a small squabble transpire towards the end of this thread. I read a comment that condemned feminine gay men. You know what I'm talking about if you read this entire thread. I would encourage this student to watch the movie Pageant as part of their higher education. I would encourage you get to know an annoying flaming femme or two. You need to understand that some men can't control how femme they are..gay and straight. You need to get those uncomfortable feelings out of your heart if you are to be an inspired nurse that people admire and respect. Good luck!
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    I don't have a problem with "Male Nurse"....I don't care for "Murse" because that is also the short way to say man purse. I think the outside preception is that if your a male nurse something must be wrong with you. Obviously when posting on this forum it is not necessary to justify why you chose nursing, but to most of society, it is still a little abnormal. I think this effects pre req students and 1st semester nursing students a little more than most, and therefore you may see a grater need in that population to "prove" that they are "normal".

    I know this much, if I'm a pt I want a GOOD NURSE, male, female, gay, straight, black, white, jewish, gentile or muslim, does't matter.
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    Quote from Chemistry Sux
    I don't have a problem with "Male Nurse"....I don't care for "Murse" because that is also the short way to say man purse. I think the outside preception is that if your a male nurse something must be wrong with you. Obviously when posting on this forum it is not necessary to justify why you chose nursing, but to most of society, it is still a little abnormal. I think this effects pre req students and 1st semester nursing students a little more than most, and therefore you may see a grater need in that population to "prove" that they are "normal".

    I know this much, if I'm a pt I want a GOOD NURSE, male, female, gay, straight, black, white, jewish, gentile or muslim, does't matter.
    Exactly! A good nurse! That's all that matters.

    When I say I'm a nurse, I say it with pride, I wear that title like rappers wear chains. I've noticed it's more the younger crowd that laughs at male nurses. I laugh when they laugh, because I know, the moment they need a nurse they won't say ****! Haha.

    Be proud of it and people will respect you. I loved nursing school, great gorgeous girls, nothin better.

    See what I did there?...reinforced straightness Lol. Looks like I'm no different.

    On a serious note, glad I discovered this forum. Gotta find a job now.
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    Quote from Conqueror+
    I think the problem starts when a man or woman gay or Straight, feels the need to shove it down your thoat and start going on an on about their preferences and escapades. I think sex is like politics, don't make it your soapbox at work/school and you won't run into this kind of garbage. I also refuse to live in fear of the PC police so if you ask me a direct question you will get an honest answer that you might not like. It isn't my job to walk on eggshells so some hypersensitive whiner doesn't get offended. I love Jesus, unborn babies and guns. I don't bring it up at work though. If you get in my face about it that's a different story. Don't put it out there if you don't wanna hear about it.

    Well said!
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    Quote from Conqueror+
    I think the problem starts when a man or woman gay or Straight, feels the need to shove it down your thoat and start going on an on about their preferences and escapades. I think sex is like politics, don't make it your soapbox at work/school and you won't run into this kind of garbage. I also refuse to live in fear of the PC police so if you ask me a direct question you will get an honest answer that you might not like. It isn't my job to walk on eggshells so some hypersensitive whiner doesn't get offended. I love Jesus, unborn babies and guns. I don't bring it up at work though. If you get in my face about it that's a different story. Don't put it out there if you don't wanna hear about it.
    Pretty much in line with everything you've said. The "problem" is when one makes their sexuality the core of their identity. Straight, gay, male, female, if what/who you bang is "who you are" there are more serious unresolved issues than superficial social acceptance. A co-worker who has to screw anything female and remotely breathing will receive the same flak as the guy with the lisp, sashay in his step and Hello Kitty scrubs.

    Healthy sexuality is an integrated part of one's personality; when one has to conform one's personality to a behavior, it is commonly recognized as a pathology, be it gambling, drugs, or sex. Pretty much the same arguments made in the tats thread. Respect is earned, not given, nor is it given on the basis of non-coherent behavioral patterns. No one has the right to have their predillection "respected".

    Having the right to pursue happiness, in private, is generally a given (barring children, most animals and some archaeic laws), pursuing happiness in public means that the pursuit is readily open to criticism based on individual reactions, and social norms.
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    I am just thinking this through so bear with me:

    A problem I have is when anyone takes their act too far. I understand that a lot of effeminate men can't help it, but what they can help is becoming b****y, talk-to-the-hand divas. In the same way, other dudes can't help being hairy-backed, somewhat loud aggressors, but they can help being sexist, BMOC Douchebags.

    Neither extreme is really emblematic of anything, the former isn't really feminine and the latter isn't really masculine, both are unpleasant for everyone and more than a little pathological (as has been said).

    So for me, I don't really care who you're having sex with, just don't be a jackmonkey.
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    I had a Western Civ. Professor that put it the best way. "In this country you have the right to life liberty and the persuit of happiness. You also have the right of free speech. You do NOT have the right to force others to accept your choices . You do NOT have the right for your free speech to be heard by others. Also you will, no matter who you are, be criticized for some of your life choices, so be prepared for it. If you can not handle the criticism, make better choices".
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    Interestingly enough - I have yet to meet a single homosexual [I'm not fond of gay/straight term] health care professional.
    I have a few friends and acquaintances that I know are homosexual - but not a single health care professional (male or female).

    My standard reply to "so you're a male nurse?" (I borrowed it from a nurse here on AN).
    "Yeah. Becoming a female nurse is kinda expensive - what with all the surgeries and hormone therapy and all that. And to be honest with ya - I kinda like being able to pee standing up..."



    cheers,
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    Why is there a male nurse forum anyway?
    We are all nurses.. just like you guys are saying...
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    Quote from BOXRLUVR
    Why is there a male nurse forum anyway?
    We are all nurses.. just like you guys are saying...
    In a nutshell, the reason there is a male nurse forum is because male nurses run into situations that are unique to them. Such as when dealing with female patients, especially young female patients, dealing with female co-workers, as well as the stereotype of a male nurse.


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