Women and control with a male nurse

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Ok, I may start a little trouble here, but hey.... Do you think woman should be in just as much as trouble as men for harassment? I've gone through this a few times and it seems like a joke, but if it was the other way around

macawake, MSN

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Has 15 years experience.
Ok, I may start a little trouble here, but hey.... Do you think woman should be in just as much as trouble as men for harassment? I've gone through this a few times and it seems like a joke, but if it was the other way around

I’m not sure why you feel that you might be “starting trouble” with your query.

If the legal definition of harassment is met then it is harassment regardless of the gender of the perpetrator or victim. Harassment is never a joke.

I can't offer legal advice but personally I would depending on the circumstances in a specific scenario and the nature of the harassment let the perpetrator know that their actions are unwanted and that they need to stop and/or inform my manager (if it involves a coworker) and/or file a complaint with the police department.

psu_213, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant. Has 14 years experience.

Kinda tough to answer without a specific example, but is a woman sexually harasses a man it is just as wrong as the reverse.

elkpark

14,633 Posts

Why on earth not? Harrassment is harrassment, regardless of anyone's gender.

amoLucia

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Specializes in retired LTC.
Why on earth not? Harrassment is harrassment, regardless of anyone's gender.
Ditto!

SmilingBluEyes

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Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 26 years experience.

It is wrong, period. But I can see where even today, men may be harassed and it minimized to "just playing around" or "appreciating a fine male specimen". Any career that is overly dominant in one gender or the other can experience such problems. Just look at the opposite. The military has a horrible history of such problems/crimes against women. I was in 10 years and had sexual comments and overtones lobbed at me many times. Even though we had "social action" personnel in place, it was hard to want to run and tell. It was hard as the minority to ever want to rock the boat. I feel for the men in nursing who may be being harassed and feel the same. But I make no mistake, it is wrong, wrong, wrong.

exit96

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I understand completely. No one would take a male patients sexual complaint, for example, with NEARLY the weight of a female patients sexual complaint, for example. I don't see how anyone could even begin to argue this.

exit96

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Specializes in RN. Has 3 years experience.

How about the "no men in OB/Gyn , L&D etc" laws...not that I, or very many men would want to, but really, what is the danger? And if it is about modesty, where is the consideration for the other gender? Answer-( insert your stereotype here_________)

Specializes in Emergency/Trauma/Critical Care Nursing. Has 11 years experience.
How about the "no men in OB/Gyn , L&D etc" laws...not that I, or very many men would want to, but really, what is the danger? And if it is about modesty, where is the consideration for the other gender? Answer-( insert your stereotype here_________)

There are laws against men in OBGYN and L&D?? That's ridiculous considering all the male physicians in those fields...