[LMB] OT: Gender Roles

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Tue Sep 28 04:40:43 BST 2021


I remember a MASH episode in which a male surgical nurse was drafted and spent his tour as an orderly. Female nurses were all officers.
This was an episode. The army didn’t have male nurse officers until 1955.

William A Wenrich

  *    A sinner, utterly dependent on God’s grace.

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From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Gender Roles

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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