Helen Mirren says many hookers came from nursing profession

  1. 2 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
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    From 'West Coast'; Joined Sep '04; Posts: 171; Likes: 48.

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  4. Visit  donsterRN} profile page
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    Actually, she's not that far off. Before Florence Nightengale legitimized nursing as something to aspire to, "nursing the sick" was often punishment for women involved in criminal activity, which would have included prositution, begging, thievery, etc.

    I don't think the actress was comparing today's nurses with prositutes.
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  5. Visit  Rocknurse} profile page
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    What was the context of what she was trying to imply? I have a great respect for her and I'm sure she was probably joking or being ironic. I am British and the British sense of humor takes some getting used to! I give her the benefit of the doubt until I hear otherwise. She's a smart lady.
  6. Visit  caliotter3} profile page
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    Well, with the expectations of some, this is not far off. There are different ways to prostitute oneself and many people do it to keep their job, even if they don't acknowledge that is what they are doing.
    scoochy, dlatimer, JoMcShane, and 6 others like this.
  7. Visit  SWS RN} profile page
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    Well, the pay is better, and they get more respect!
  8. Visit  DeLanaHarvickWannabe} profile page
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    [FONT="Lucida Sans Unicode"]What I choose to do on my days off from the hospital is none of anyone's business...
  9. Visit  SharonH, RN} profile page
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    Quote from donsterRN
    I don't think the actress was comparing today's nurses with prositutes.
    Quote from Rocknurse
    What was the context of what she was trying to imply? I have a great respect for her and I'm sure she was probably joking or being ironic. I am British and the British sense of humor takes some getting used to! I give her the benefit of the doubt until I hear otherwise. She's a smart lady.
    She was not speaking historically she was talking about today's nurses and she was dead serious. Clearly she's not as bright as we assumed, that is what comes from confusing the roles one plays with the real person. There is no doubt she is a great actress but outside of that field she appears to be woefully ignorant.

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    Last edit by SharonH, RN on Jun 15, '10
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  10. Visit  aklgap} profile page
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    Is there a link to the source of this information? Is it some tabloid or other questionable source? Gossip bad, facts good!
  11. Visit  DeLanaHarvickWannabe} profile page
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    Quote from chigap
    Is there a link to the source of this information? Is it some tabloid or other questionable source? Gossip bad, facts good!
    http://www.wikio.com/video/david-let...-visit-3475039

    Apparently, what she says about it starts at the 2:20 mark. I have a dial-up, so I can't watch it myself.
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  12. Visit  Multicollinearity} profile page
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    Here's the interview where she says this:

    http://www.celebitchy.com/104835/hel..._to_be_nurses/

    The nursing part begins at 2:30. The link I posted above includes some of her other controversial statements.
    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Jun 15, '10
  13. Visit  Redhead28} profile page
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    I think she mis-spoke. She was talking about how the "girls" were from dysfunctional homes and some had come from the nursing industry. Maybe she met one that stated they were a nurse.
  14. Visit  clemmm78} profile page
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    Her quote on last night's David Letterman when asked if she thought the prostitutes were victims: “I think that’s true. A lot of them are damaged. They come from dysfunctional backgrounds. And that’s what led them to this place. But also, a lot of girls who work in that industry actually come from the nursing industry, which kind of makes sense. Because they’re used to naked bodies. It’s not intimidating to them, the body and the bodily functions if you like.”
  15. Visit  hecallsmeDuchess} profile page
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    Quote from CamaroNurse
    What I choose to do on my days off from the hospital is none of anyone's business...

    Ok, this is hilarious!!


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