Helen Mirren says many hookers came from nursing profession - page 7

actress Helen Mirren goes on record to say she thinks many hookers were nurses!!! :eek::eek::eek: I am so offended and incensed by this.....is there some way to collectively demand an apology? I... Read More

  1. Visit  Otessa profile page
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    Quote from JoanJuxtaposed
    Goodness... for a cohort who regularly demands respect, you guys sure are shameless about looking down on prostitutes and actors for their supposedly inferior lines of work. What maddening hypocrisy.
  2. Visit  Otessa profile page
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    No faux indignancies here..it's real
    RetRN77 likes this.
  3. Visit  General E. Speaking, RN profile page
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    Actually went to nursing school with an ex-hooker (or call girl as she called it). Don't know many nurses who are now hookers (uh...call girls, I mean) tho
    Not_A_Hat_Person likes this.
  4. Visit  Altra profile page
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    At the very least, Ms. Mirren's comments were boorish and self-centered. How many of us would assume they could go on international television and make comments linking an unrelated group of professionals to prostitutes and not realize that it's going to be considered offensive? Or be so self-absorbed as to believe that one's one-time exposure to a sub-culture qualifies as expert testimony?

    Just more fuel for, and evidence of, our celebrity-obsessed culture.
  5. Visit  Emergency RN profile page
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    Quote from westcoastgirl
    actress helen mirren goes on record to say she thinks many hookers were nurses!!!

    i am so offended and incensed by this.....is there some way to collectively demand an apology? i used to be such a fan of hers until now
    funny, i thought it was the other way around; that many hookers used to actresses. lol... :d
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  7. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    QUOTE=P_RN;. . . . .Plus I'm 65 and *I* LIKED her dress.
    Yeah, I did too. I just said I didn't because I'm jealous of her bod. At the current trajectory, I can say I will not be looking like that at 65. (meee-ow )
  8. Visit  SCSTxRN profile page
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    Quote from insideout
    Sounds like a bit of a stretch to me....from RN to hooker?
    In all seriousness, I have to wonder - how upscale was this brothel? Not that I'm looking for a third job - but I know that there are several in areas where prostitution is illegal that a girl can make multiples of thousands of dollars for one night. There are, no likely, quite a few professional women who moonlight in the world's oldest profession - and make more in one night than they will next month.
  9. Visit  GadgetRN71 profile page
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    I do think she was out of line in what she said, but didn't mean it maliciously. I really don't care what an actress thinks of my chosen profession. After all, the vast majority of those in the entertainment industry are high school dropouts. They're not the most intelligent or educated group of people, generally speaking. And I think the percentage of actors/actresses who have whored themselves out in one form or fashion far outnumbers any nurses who have done so.
    RetRN77 and JoMcShane like this.
  10. Visit  GadgetRN71 profile page
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    Quote from clemmm78
    Her comments may have been made out of ignorance, but that is no excuse. You shouldn't speak publicly about something that you have no knowledge of. Heck, you can be prosecuted for crimes and pleading ignorance won't get you off. This is also the woman who made very controversial comments about women and rapists.

    And, what about the huge uproar when Tom Cruise made comments about post partum depression and medications? He was (rightly) vilified for speaking about something he had no knowledge over. How is Helen's comment any different? She insulted a group of people that she doesn't know and it shows.

    Anyway, if anyone wants to leave a message on her facebook page, she does have one. You have to click "like," unfortunately, and then you can leave a comment, if you want.
    Agreed, our society gives celebrities way too much clout..they are entitled to have opinions, like the rest of us. However, their opinions do not carry any more weight in my book. Because again, most of them aren't very bright.
    VivaLasViejas, joyouter, and Altra like this.
  11. Visit  talaxandra profile page
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    Quote from Altra
    At the very least, Ms. Mirren's comments were boorish and self-centered. How many of us would assume they could go on international television and make comments linking an unrelated group of professionals to prostitutes and not realize that it's going to be considered offensive? Or be so self-absorbed as to believe that one's one-time exposure to a sub-culture qualifies as expert testimony?
    I think the only people who are paying any attention to this is nurses. If I were Helen Mirren I'd be surprised that a comment, on an entertainment program, based on observation at one institution in one city of one country, was being so widely dissected. I sawt he clip - she didn't look to me as though she was setting herself up as an expert, and by no stretch of the imagination was she testifying!

    Through the whole segment she looked to me like she was a little ill at ease, wanting to be an entertaining and interesting guest. My read is that she wanted to contribute something interesting, and volunteered her observation that some of the sex workers she spoke with said they had nursing backgrounds.

    And though the link between sick naked, vulnerable bodies and horny naked, vulnerable bodies isn't one most of us make, it's not that much of a stretch for someone outside either industry to make. I'm not saying there is a connection, or that nursing work makes a transition to prosititution (or vice versa) more likely, or anything like that, just that most people outside health care and sex work don't see many strangers naked very often. They certainly don't see as many genitals in a year as I do in a month.

    If we're going to be concerned about our public image I'd be less concerned about the off-the-cuff comments of an actress on Letterman, which I suspect had little impact on most viewers' perceptions of nurses, and pay more attention to things like the episode of "Law & Order: SVU" that aired last night in Australia, where two out of three home nurses had shady, criminal histories. The offenders ended up being a family member and a bus driver, for once, but nurses are disproportionately portrayed as killers, thieves and manipulators of the elderly than as skilled, educated professional practitioners.
    Flatbelly, joyouter, SCSTxRN, and 1 other like this.
  12. Visit  Miwila profile page
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    I have great respect for both nurses and prostitutes. The world is a beautiful place.
    Emergency RN, Freedom42, nursel56, and 1 other like this.
  13. Visit  TickyRN profile page
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    it was an ignorant thing for her to say
    Not_A_Hat_Person and GadgetRN71 like this.

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