[LMB] OT: Gender Roles
howard at brazee.net
Tue Sep 28 04:54:02 BST 2021
> On Sep 27, 2021, at 9:51 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> I never did understand why doctors and nurses were given Army officer
> ranks. Things like that gave people like Frank Burns the delusion that
> they were real live soldiers. A lot of the trouble Burns got into was when
> he was trying to play soldier.
The excuse is that they need to have their orders followed. That is the same reason for making cops “officers”.
But I suspect it’s a left-over of the class system.
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