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I'm not saying nursing is actually a subservient job, I'm saying society perceives this job as subservient. Look at the way nurses are treated, with lowish wages (despite being very understaffed), absurdly long hour, and quite often, very little consideration from doctors, who indeed, don't hesitate bossing them around. And this perception by society is a large part of the why men aren't numerous in the "nursing" profession, as much if not more as a mythical "women are good at caring". And yes, I go much further than measuring gender proportions. Do you know what sociology and anthropology are ?

Yes, "society" exists, as a sum of personal opinions, and cajoles and forces people into making choices. Do you know how often a couple of people aged around 30 is asked about "when do you make children" ? Do you know about the various pressures, which are indeed discriminatory, in high school, pushing boys towards "technical" jobs and girls towards "caring" jobs ? Do you think the thousands of images and tales one sees during childhood and adolescence, with their persuasive role models, have no influence on what kids may want to do, and perceive as a worthwhile or demeaning career ?

And yes, there are things pushing women and holding back men from arts and communication professions - that is, the pressure on men to be the ones with a stable job providing for the family, and the idea that it's not as bad for women to have precarious jobs.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Tue Nov 11th, 2008 at 07:58:12 AM EST
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