As a male going into a predominently female profession, it's important for me to use the right words.
Is it okay for a guy to refer to women as girls? If you hear a male nurse saying "girls" when talking of nurses does that sound right? I ask because I know the female nurses call each other girls, but I don't know if they would like if I did. To introduce the topic in real life might be taken wrong so I'll use this message board to get a feel, if anyone wants to chime in.
I remember when women didn't like to be called girls. Maybe I should just say "nurse" and keep it generic, but yet, i don't want to sound all stuffed either.
Jan 14, '02
The "guys" we work with tend to call us the "gals"... pretty generic, and non-confrontational....seems to work and doesn't irritate anyone.
Besides, we don't always ACT like "ladies" hehe
Last edit by Jen911 on Jan 14, '02