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Jobs like nursing and teaching were once considered "women's work." But with more males facing layoffs than females, men are being forced to reevaluate many of these occupational stereotypes.

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Anonymous September 20, 2010, 1:20 PM

I wonder if it will be good or bad for women to have more men go into nursing and teaching?

zahmom September 21, 2010, 5:40 AM

When my son entered 4th grade, he had his first male teacher and it was the best year that he had in elem. school. I think the male teacher get boys better than women. Most women teachers don’t have the patience to deal with boys who can sometimes be more active than girls. It was a real positive experience for him.

Anonymous September 21, 2010, 4:43 PM

As a nurse, I work with several men, most of whom are very competent. While they aren’t as overtly caring and sympathetic as some women nurses I work with, they all show thier caring and, I think, have to try just a little bit harder than the women, especially in the woman’s health field. Women don’t mind a male doctor (at the hospital I work at, there are no female OB/GYNs), but absolutely reject a male nurse (or nursing student). This implies that male nurses are less professional than female nurses or male doctors, and also makes it hard for male nurse to get adequate traing in something they may encounter if they work in ER or Urgent Care.

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