Nurses & Hamburgers: Worth Dying For

  1. 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....
    read more and please join our letter-writing campaign!


    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.

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    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...
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  3. by   PANurseRN1
    I'm usually very supportive of the Center for Nursing Advocacy, but I was deeply offended by the insensitive references to the Holocaust and 9/11. While the owner of the bar referred to the Arizone Nurses' Assn. as "terrorists" and "feminazis," the Center should not have continued that theme with this comment:

    But we will explore what those scary Arizona nurses might be getting at, when they aren't busy exterminating millions of Jews or crashing jets into buildings.
    That was totally inappropriate. Neither of these tragedies should be used as a punch line, period.
  4. by   jj1986
    Sorry if I offend, but, FREEDOM OF SPEECH! I am female and do not like the comments but, I also have outspoken views that the Republicans, Democrats and EGO-centric males would not appreciate, but I don't demand that they listen or even offer consideration to my beliefs and stereotypes. My view is not right, but niether is yours. I love you all the same and see only a child of God.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    This particular thread was created in 2006, and is rather old news . . .please pay careful attention to the dates and ages of the threads when conducting searches. Thanks!
  6. by   RN4MERCY
    Quote from jj1986
    Sorry if I offend, but, FREEDOM OF SPEECH! I am female and do not like the comments but, I also have outspoken views that the Republicans, Democrats and= EGO-centric males would not appreciate, but I don't demand that they listen or even offer consideration to my beliefs and stereotypes. My view is not right, but niether is yours. I love you all the same and see only a child of God.
    I hope God has a good sense of humor and a lot of forgiveness standing by when we get around to discussing naughtiness. Stereotypes that are used to marginalize and denigrate anyone are offensive, especially when the line between humor and hate-speech is crossed.

    Meanwhile, a lot of bad things are happening to good people because we don't have a Medicare for All/Single-Payer national health service in this country.

    Maybe if we just get this one thing right, medically necessary healthcare, as a right, for everyone--we'll all be goin' to Graceland. See you there-Support HR 676!

    Check it out:
    www.guaranteedhealthcare.org

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