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- Jun 17, '10 by LucidResqIf she had just made her stupid comment that a lot of hookers were once nurses.... meh... whatever.
What makes me a little peeved is the second part of her comment... that well since they're comfortable with the human body it's not a far jump. Excuse me ma'am, but I think there's a BIG difference between performing a medically necessary physical assessment and having sex with strangers for money.
The comments she made on date-rape in 2008 are nauseating and infuriating for anyone who gives a you-know-what about women's rights and the problem of sexual violence.
I'm not going to get too angry about all of it, though, because people say stupid junk like this all the time. It stinks that it's a public figure, but what can you do? It's just good to see that the media has picked up on her controversial rape comments, allowing advocates to present the other side of the story, and now a few gossip sites are having conversations about her nursing/prostitution comment. Maybe it too will pick up speed and reach larger media outlets.
- Jun 17, '10 by MulticollinearityI'm trying to understand the thought process underlying Mirren's comments that date rapes should not be prosecuted and prostitutes being former nurses. Some kind of sex/boundaries/roles confusion...? Misogyny?Last edit by Multicollinearity on Jun 17, '10
- Jun 17, '10 by nursel56Quote from JoanJuxtaposedWhat does nurses demanding respect have to do with what we think about other professions? Not only is it not hypocrisy, it doesn't even make sense. Hookers are just as free as we are to demand respect, too. And they have as much right to share their opinions about other jobs as we do. Feeling that one does a job that should be respected isn't invalidated because of an opinion about someone else's line of work.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.
- Jun 17, '10 by GM2RNQuote from PMFB-RNGood grief! If that's the way you feel, why are you bothering to get a BSN? (rhetorical question)*** Well from reading here on allnurses I have discovered the path to that repect is to get a BSN. Apperently if you have a BSN then you can be well respected even if you are a protitute.
This was an entirely different thread. Let it go already!
- Jun 17, '10 by chachi69I don't see anything incendiary about her comment. She was NOT implying that nursing and prostitution are more or less the same thing, or by extension that any nurse is one halter top away from being a streetwalker.
Her point was that nurses spend far more time in somewhat intimate proximity to strangers than anybody else, which is true, and that makes us a little less inhibited when we find ourselves in similarly should-be-awkward situations outside the hospital setting (e.g. when a friend - or friend of a friend - starts showing you some lumps on her breast; it happens.).
The veracity of her statement is the same as any other opinion, highly subjective. Personally I don't see the need to get all up in arms and faux indignant over it.