I actually get a lil’ excited deep inside, because the person asking the question is giving me the chance to change one more way of thinking. Male nurses, while by sheer numbers may look like we are the minority, function in the realm of nursing as an equal. We laugh, we cry and we save lives just like the rest of our colleagues who happened to be women. Our touch is just as gentle, we care just as deeply, and we work just as hard to advocate for them.
Just remember, anger or resentment towards another’s opinion or interpretation will only shorten your lifespan. Not only is it counter productive to your day, but it retracts from the very thing we strive to do every day of our profession. Have fun out there guys!