[LMB] OT: Gender Roles

brazee 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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