Friday, December 08, 2006

Naughty Nurses

Cool. Next time LissyJo is in Arizona, she can go to the Heart Attack Grill, "a theme restaurant whose specialties include the Quadruple Bypass Burger and Flatliner Fries, cooked in pure lard".

"the waitresses' naughty nurse uniforms...skimpy, cleavage-baring outfits, high heels and thigh-high stockings — a male fantasy that some nursing organizations say is an insult to the profession."
Um....wouldn't nurse* complaints be less ironic if the spokeperson wasn't someone with the name "Sandy Summers"? I think that was the name of Tall Brad's dancer last weekend.

And I truly hope the nurse talking about not sexualizing professionals has never been to a bachelorette party with a firefighter or fantasized about a guy in military uniform or a cowboy... I do understand the difference, but it's getting to be less of a point these days. I don't think I'd ever make that statement - it would just come back to bite me.

1 comment:

LissyJo said...

"If anything, I think it glorifies nurses to be thought of as a physically attractive and desirable individual," Basso said. "There's a Faye Dunaway, Florence Nightingale hipness to it. Nobody wants to think of themselves as some old battle ax who changes bedpans for a living."

Uuuum, "glorified?" I don't think so. Yeah, yeah. All sorts of professions get sexualized, but you have to admit nursing has all sorts of stereotyping. Battle ax, sexy nurse, bitches, etc.

As if a "sexy nurse" or any woman would **at all** be interested in overweight fatties porking out on 2,000 calorie burgers.