from center for nursing advocacy:
worth dying for
october 2006 -- we hear that a fine new establishment in tempe, arizona, one heart attack grill
, has been the subject of complaints by those battleaxes at the arizona state board of nursing. and it's all because the grill uses scantily dressed "naughty nurse" wait staff to sell burgers and beer! last month, the real nurses (or "terrorists & feminazis," as the grill describes them) even got the arizona attorney general's office to ask the grill to stop suggesting that its employees are real nurses, in alleged violation of the state's protected title statute.
...the nurses might be upset because the grill is exploiting nursing's long-standing position as the most sexually-fantasized-about job on the planet
. that reinforces stereotypes that discourage practicing and potential nurses (especially men), foster sexual violence in the workplace, and contribute to a general atmosphere of disrespect that weakens nurses' claims to adequate resources. those stereotypes exacerbate the global nursing shortage, a public health crisis that is killing thousands of people....
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from the burger joint:
*the use of the word "nurse" above is only intended as a parody. none of the women pictured on our website actually have any medical training, nor do they attempt to provide any real medical services. it should be made clear that the heart attack grill and its employees do not offer any therapeutic treatments (aside from laughter) whatsoever.
water made less naughty
september 2006 -- recently, constellation brands, inc. employed naughty nurse images to help sell its hydra vodka water beverage, which is marketed to young adults. one print ad in the "water made naughty" campaign featured a "naughty nurse" underwater, wearing a very short dress and putting on a surgical glove, while glancing seductively at the camera. models dressed as naughty nurses also seem to have been a feature at events promoting the drink.
we called constellation brands to discuss our concern that such imagery discourages practicing and potential nurses, while undermining nursing's claims to adequate resources in the midst of a global shortage. michael martin, vice president of corporate communications, immediately agreed to work to discontinue use of the imagery. it has been pulled from the hydra website and will no longer be placed in print ads. more...