Quote from cienurse
I have employed many excellent male nurses in my long term care facility. In fact, I prefer them! Men come to work on time, take their assigned breaks, and punch out on time, having been able to complete all of their work in the allotted 8 hours. Why? Because men don't have cramps and don't care about what everyone did over the weekend. Men don't care to spend time gossiping or catching up on the latest "drama" that's going on. They come to work, they take care of their residents, and then they punch out and go home. And they give excellent care and follow up and follow through with each and every task in a compassionate and professional manner. I'll take male nurses any day!!!
I know this must be tongue-in-cheek, because not all women are like you describe. Not every woman cares about others' drama, not every woman participates in that. Are you insinuating that women are ineffectual and can't organize, as they stay late or are late to start their job? That's funny to make any stereotypical generalization. Based on your theory, that would be safe to assume that all men are chauvinistic, arrogant, philandering fools, which we know is not true. What you describe as your "male nurse" is exactly what I am, as a female. Gender aside, it's all about the individual. Just as sexual orientation has nothing to do with your job, neither does your gender.
There are traits assigned to gender, some are displayed more prominently than in others (some women are muscular, some men are not, etc). It's not cut and dry and to assume that is purely ignorant. It takes all kinds to operate in any business, nursing included.