I am already out of school for quite a bit now, but my best friend has recently returned to a community college and is taking her prereqs to become a teacher. She was studying for her upcoming sociology 101 test, and she pointed out a paragraph that mentions nurses that I found extremely offensive. It says:
"Women are still concentrated in low-pay, low-prestige jobs with few benefits and opportunities for advancement, such as secretaries, food service workers, daycare providers, entry-level retail sales, nurses
, and maids/housekeepers."
Am I crazy, or is this offensive to anyone else? I mean absolutely no disrespect to those in the other fields that were mentioned, but I don't see how nursing fits into that category. I don't consider myself particularly sensitive to things like this, and I have heard the generic "You're so smart, why didn't you just become a doctor?" line from people, but low-income and low-prestige?! Few benefits and opportunities for advancement?!
This really blew my mind!!
So am I being overly sensitive, or is that a little out of line?