[LMB] OT: Gender Roles

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 01:04:06 BST 2021


When I was one, my title was "orderly," and they were damned glad to have
me.   When you've got a six foot plus ex-farmer with Alzheimer's to deal
with,  male muscle is very welcome, believe me!

On Mon, Sep 27, 2021, 12:20 PM Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 1:07 PM Jean Lamb <tlambs1138 at charter.net> wrote:
>
> > I used to be a nurse's aide. I am not a large person, and yet was
> required
> > to lift and turn people almost double my size.
> >
> > But that's women's work!
> >
> > Right?
> >
>
> Heh. My sis tops out at just over 5 feet, and she has bird bones. Tiny.
> Also, a labor-and-delivery nurse.
>
> She can manhandle a fat woman pregnant with twins, who has had the good
> drugs and can't feel anything from the waist down.
> Also, she can do it in full hazard gear, because the woman either had
> double pneumonia or Covid, and who wants to take chances?
>
> The "holy crap that woman weighed a ton" has to wait until she is home,
> because apparently nurses can't cuss out their patients, it's
> unprofessional.
> Sylvia
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