Feminism and Nursing

  1. I want some feedback on an idea I have. I think it is so strange that we are in a profession that is mostly women and that I almost never hear anyone discuss feminism in this context. I think nursing would benefit greatly from feminist principles and philosophies and when I bring it up to other nurses they generally say "yeah, me too" and that's the end of it. There is no discussion. So I am considering starting a small, low-budget, printed zine (as in go to Kinko's and make some copies) to get a discussion going on the matter. I want it to be casual, smart, fun, meaningful, and most of all from a feminist perspective - however people define that for themselves. What I don't want is whining, doctor or male-bashing, or a martyr mentality. The topics could be anything - probably for the first one, just to have people discuss what feminism and nursing mean to them. Contributions from nurses, nursing students, ARNPs, nursing instructors would be great. Men too - but feminist men, and I know they exist, and only in quantities reflective of their proportions in nursing. What do folks think? Would people read? Would people contribute?
  2. Visit overmeier profile page

    About overmeier

    Joined: May '00; Posts: 1
    RN/Grad Student


close