The start of the gender bias already? - page 2

Well, the very first day that my nursing class came together as a group I was shown how male nurses "fit in" to our program. It was uniform fitting day for my class and the line was about 50... Read More

  1. by   NurseDennie
    The guys in our program had it better than the women. We had a stupid uniform with pintuck pleats down the front, and a fabric belt, full skirt. Horrible.

    And we were better off than even the year before us - until our year, they had to buy very similar uniforms that had been hand-made by some old lady! They cost like $100 each. Okay, maybe that is apochraphal (or at least wildly inaccurate) but the guys just got white pants and shirt.

    My school has nicer uniforms now - pants suits!!! but the pockets are WAY too small. I was noticing that the last time I had students on the floor.

    Love

    Dennie
  2. by   Furball
    OMG!!! That's the biggest cat I've ever seen!!

    Almost as big as my St Bernard!
  3. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    OH SH*T!

    I thought that person was holding a calf !

    "Don't give me any crap.........or my cat will eat you!"

    Do they clean out the frigging cat box with a snowshovel?:roll

    Thanks for the nursing uniform horror stories..........I'm feeling better about looking like the milkman.
  4. by   Furball
    Maybe they buy the catnip from 3 mile Island?
    Wow Dennie...what DO you feed that beauty?
  5. by   CATHYW
    Peeps, you didn't mention what the female uniforms looked like. Could you not wear trousers or shirt of the same colored fabric that is in the females' uniforms?
    If the uniform is all white and the females wear smocks, how about getting the color the smock is or the piping on the smock?
    If everybody is wearing all white, why don't they let the men get together and choose an outfit that is acceptable to them?
  6. by   darby1
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    Darby,
    If all the uniforms you were offered have the same school colors as the women's do then at least you were considered. The uniforms that we have, or rather that the females wear, have the school colors(maroon stripe and gold trim) and they are obviousely specialy made for them as well as measured and fitted.

    Are your uniforms "special order" or can you get them anywhere? [/B][/QUOTE]

    Man, I'm with you on this one Peeps! We have to order our uniforms from the same shop, so we don't have much choice. I would never wear some kind of zippered "smok" or anything with a zipper! Even if the color was O.K., they won't wash up good because of the zipper running the length of the garment. Also, them suckers are cold against your skin! Not to mention pulling the hair on my chest I don't like getting a bad start, but I will have something to say! Guys need something cool to wear, so we can stand out in the crowd I'm cute enough to where I can probably convince some of the women to change their mind about my clothing choices. Anyway, I still don't like it, and I'll surely cause a stink before it's over! We may have to sue somebody Mr. Peeps!(j/k) I'll let you guys know what my "panty waist" uniforms look like on Wednesday. You guys better not make fun of me, of I'll tell on ya'!!! I AM OUTTA' HERE! DARBY

    P.S. Oh Yeah, PEACE
  7. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    The piping on the female uniforms is a special order. It is not a common uniform. They are in school colors.

    Apparently I can choose any 'ol white uniform that I want, but that is not my gripe.

    Males will be dressed in white, which they will order themselves instead of having one available and the females get a choice of two types of uniforms that were ordered for them.

    The men are simply left out. Judging from the above nightmare uniforms, I guess it's not an issue with all males(puffy sleeves?....yuck!) but in this case I think it's a snub.

    It also makes me feel kinda left out like the little brother they're all trying to ditch.
  8. by   darby1
    Originally posted by Peeps Mcarthur
    The piping on the female uniforms is a special order. It is not a common uniform. They are in school colors.

    Apparently I can choose any 'ol white uniform that I want, but that is not my gripe.

    Males will be dressed in white, which they will order themselves instead of having one available and the females get a choice of two types of uniforms that were ordered for them.

    The men are simply left out. Judging from the above nightmare uniforms, I guess it's not an issue with all males(puffy sleeves?....yuck!) but in this case I think it's a snub.

    It also makes me feel kinda left out like the little brother they're all trying to ditch.
    Let me tell you something Brother Peeps. We are NOT going to be treated like some substandard punks! You and I both have really good GPA's, and have proved that we can do the work! I can understand how your feelings have been hurt, and I feel badly for you. I may be ranting after I see my uniforms Wednesday. My friend, who's a male also, said he was ashamed of the smok that we have to wear. He said maybe we could leave our lab coat on over it to hide the ugly thing! Maybe we could get two of them, so we could crap on one if them, and cover it up with the other one:roll I guess I better stop while I'm ahead. Anyway, we'll figure something out Mr. Peeps. They haven't heard the last of this subject! I'll be back. Darby
  9. by   Sleepyeyes
    Hehe.... good for you guys; I sense a support group in the making...

    But really, in our school we realized that the guys kinda got short shrift, and we were pretty protective of them, and made sure we included them-- not unlike the board here, even though they looked a little nervous the first few days out.
  10. by   Robin61970
    I only have one thing to say and it's really not uniform related, BUT after all my pre-reqs with the females in my classes......I pray to have the guys from the classes in my nursing class because I don't know if I can deal with the women I have seen,LOL
  11. by   babynursewannab
    Make waves, Peeps....get a dress!:chuckle
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by babynursewannab
    make waves, peeps....get a dress!:chuckle
    :chuckle sorry guys!


    peeps, darby and all the other gentlemen nursing students, what excatly do you guys want in regards to a uniform. describe the uniform that you would like to wear that will coordinate with the women in your program.
  13. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    ......I pray to have the guys from the classes in my nursing class because I don't know if I can deal with the women I have seen,LOL
    Robin,
    We already know who's not going to make it, don't we? It is obvious who the students are that have the inate qualities of academic creativeness to make it through and the ones that are here to bother the other students before they "flame out" in the nursing atmosphere. Don't try to socialize with those students out of compassion, just stay away from them. They will sink, and you will sink with them trying to help. Be polite to them certainly, but never try to help understand them or you are toast. They are "attention vampires" and usually poor students and they almost always take a soul with them.........................Beware.


    Make waves, Peeps....get a dress!
    That's like what I said to this horses a*s that ignored me. After he said that he didn't have my size in the pants, I said(already feeling the gender bias) "well, I might as well get used to it then................(turning to the women) What size do you think I should try on?"......... (turning to the uniform guy) "Do you have a maternity style?"....Everybody laughed but him:imbar .

    Br.Darby,
    Let me tell you something Brother Peeps. We are NOT going to be treated like some substandard punks!
    Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.
    I may be ranting after I see my uniforms Wednesday. My friend, who's a male also, said he was ashamed of the smok that we have to wear.
    If it has the same colors as the female's smock, then wear it proudly. The clothes don't make the man, but rather, the man makes the clothes(look good). You could remove the "butt-ruffle" and nobody will say anything.
    Sleepyeyes,
    Hehe.... good for you guys; I sense a support group in the making...
    Women have "support groups" and men have "clubs"...............Something like, "The Honorable Company of Allnurses.com" or "The Man-grapes against wine makers"(you see the mental image?)

    I had wondered whether to offer to run a study group. A study group at our school must be approved for the program and be monitored by the instructors. I wonder how I would be treated.

    I wonder if I can make progress for the gender in such a hostile environment.

    Anybody running a staff sponsored study group? Is that a topic for another post?

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