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8th Jun '18 9:09:46 PM angie710
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* Portrayed as [[HelloNurse oversexed]] bimboes who spend more time flirting with doctors (or occasionally patients) than treating patients, and who weren't smart enough to make it through medical school and got HiredForTheirLooks. (Which is, of course, not true at all; nurses work just as hard as doctors, arguably moreso, and nursing school is ''most assuredly'' not something that just anyone can do or is cut out for.) Because nursing is a primarily female-dominated profession, its portrayal ''frequently'' comes with a heaping helping of misogyny. Male nurses (if they're shown at all) are almost always portrayed as either gay, or using their profession to get with female nurses or patients. Female nurses still wear short white dresses and caps, occasionally with [[ZettaiRyouiki thigh-high stockings underneath]], even though nurses haven't worn outfits like that for decades; in RealLife, both male and female nurses wear scrubs. (And actually, the "[[SexyWhateverCostume sexy nurse outfit]]" is something of a DeadUnicornTrope; even when female nurses ''did'' wear dresses or skirts (up until about TheSeventies or so), the hems were never more than an inch or two above the knee, at the most. Nor did they show AbsoluteCleavage.)

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* Portrayed as [[HelloNurse oversexed]] bimboes who spend more time flirting with doctors (or occasionally patients) than treating patients, and who weren't smart enough to make it through medical school and got HiredForTheirLooks. (Which is, of course, not true at all; nurses work just as hard as doctors, arguably moreso, and nursing school is ''most assuredly'' not something that just anyone can do or is cut out for.) Because nursing is a primarily female-dominated profession, its portrayal ''frequently'' comes with a heaping helping of misogyny. Male nurses (if they're shown at all) are almost always portrayed as either gay, or using their profession to get with female nurses or patients. Female nurses still wear short white dresses and caps, occasionally with [[ZettaiRyouiki thigh-high stockings underneath]], even though nurses haven't worn outfits like that for decades; in RealLife, both male and female nurses wear scrubs. (And actually, the "[[SexyWhateverCostume "[[SexyWhateverOutfit sexy nurse outfit]]" is something of a DeadUnicornTrope; even when female nurses ''did'' wear dresses or skirts (up until about TheSeventies or so), the hems were never more than an inch or two above the knee, at the most. Nor did they show AbsoluteCleavage.)
8th Jun '18 9:08:10 PM angie710
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* Portrayed as [[HelloNurse oversexed]] bimboes who spend more time flirting with doctors (or occasionally patients) than treating patients, and who weren't smart enough to make it through medical school and got HiredForTheirLooks. (Which is, of course, not true at all; nurses work just as hard as doctors, arguably moreso, and nursing school is ''most assuredly'' not something that just anyone can do or is cut out for.) Because nursing is a primarily female-dominated profession, its portrayal ''frequently'' comes with a heaping helping of misogyny. Male nurses (if they're shown at all) are almost always portrayed as either gay, or using their profession to get with female nurses or patients. Female nurses still wear short white dresses and caps, occasionally with [[ZettaiRyouiki thigh-high stockings underneath]], even though nurses haven't worn outfits like that for decades; in RealLife, both male and female nurses wear scrubs.

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* Portrayed as [[HelloNurse oversexed]] bimboes who spend more time flirting with doctors (or occasionally patients) than treating patients, and who weren't smart enough to make it through medical school and got HiredForTheirLooks. (Which is, of course, not true at all; nurses work just as hard as doctors, arguably moreso, and nursing school is ''most assuredly'' not something that just anyone can do or is cut out for.) Because nursing is a primarily female-dominated profession, its portrayal ''frequently'' comes with a heaping helping of misogyny. Male nurses (if they're shown at all) are almost always portrayed as either gay, or using their profession to get with female nurses or patients. Female nurses still wear short white dresses and caps, occasionally with [[ZettaiRyouiki thigh-high stockings underneath]], even though nurses haven't worn outfits like that for decades; in RealLife, both male and female nurses wear scrubs. (And actually, the "[[SexyWhateverCostume sexy nurse outfit]]" is something of a DeadUnicornTrope; even when female nurses ''did'' wear dresses or skirts (up until about TheSeventies or so), the hems were never more than an inch or two above the knee, at the most. Nor did they show AbsoluteCleavage.)
8th Jun '18 8:59:18 PM angie710
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* Portrayed as [[HelloNurse oversexed]] bimboes who spend more time flirting with doctors (or occasionally patients) than treating patients, and who weren't smart enough to make it through medical school and got HiredForTheirLooks. (Which is, of course, not true at all; nurses work just as hard as doctors, arguably moreso, and nursing school is ''most assuredly'' not something that just anyone can do or is cut out for.) Because nursing is a primarily female-dominated profession, its portrayal ''frequently'' comes with a heaping helping of misogyny. Male nurses (if they're shown at all) are almost always portrayed as either gay, or using their profession to get with female nurses or patients. Female nurses still wear short white dresses and caps, occasionally with [[ZettaiRyouiki thigh-high stockings underneath]], even though nurses haven't worn outfits like that for decades; in RealLife, both male and female nurses wear scrubs.
8th Jun '18 6:00:07 PM angie710
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* Among doctors and medical students, primary care doctors tend to be acceptable career targets, because [[JackOfAllTrades they don't specialize]], and they don't make as much money as specialists. (Which is one reason why there's a shortage of PCPs; so many medical students are choosing specialties instead.)

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* Among doctors and medical students, primary care doctors tend to be acceptable career targets, because [[JackOfAllTrades they don't specialize]], and they don't make as much money as specialists. (Which is one reason why there's a shortage of PCPs; [=PCPs=]; so many medical students are choosing specialties instead.)
8th Jun '18 5:43:15 PM angie710
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* Among doctors and medical students, primary care doctors tend to be acceptable career targets, because [[JackOfAllTrades they don't specialize]], and they don't make as much money as specialists. (Which is one reason why there's a shortage of PCPs; so many medical students are choosing specialties instead.)
8th Jun '18 5:37:33 PM angie710
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* A growing stereotype is that of the doctor who only cares about getting positive feedback from patients, even at the expense of the patients' actual health. Such doctors will casually prescribe unnecessary, addictive, or otherwise dangerous drugs at the patients' request, let impending health problems go untreated, and make sure only to tell the patients what they want to hear rather than give them advice on healthy living that might be seen as insulting.

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* A growing stereotype is that of the doctor who only cares about getting positive feedback from patients, even at the expense of the patients' actual health. Such doctors will casually prescribe unnecessary, addictive, or otherwise dangerous drugs at the patients' request, let impending health problems go untreated, and make sure only to tell the patients what they want to hear rather than give them advice on healthy living that might be seen as insulting. (Note that this may not be ''entirely'' the doctor's fault: many doctors these days have to answer to insurers, hospital administrators, the Joint Commission, and others in the {{Adminisphere}}, who hold them to strict metrics like Press-Ganey, HCAHPS, and patient satisfaction surveys. If they do not meet these metrics, or if they get a bad review on a site like Yelp from a patient who's irate because the doctor told them something they didn't want to hear, they can be penalized, up to and including being fired from the hospital or clinic where they work.)
30th May '18 10:13:42 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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Usually portrayed as fat, bumbling, incredibly stupid losers who ''desperately'' want to be real cops but have absolutely no hope of ever getting into police academy, so they just act like power-tripping assholes instead. Their qualifications are little more than being tall, heavy-looking and occasionally [[ScaryBlackMan belonging to an ethnic group that's known for being tough]]. Expect greatly overblown reactions to just about everything and completely uncalled-for rudeness; particularly unpleasant examples frequently add in hefty doses of racism, as well as incredibly creepy behavior around women. Frequently given the RedShirt treatment, which is rarely, if ever, considered a karmic strike against their killers (e.g. if the protagonists are sympathetic bank robbers, they can kill numerous bank guards in "self-defense" and somehow still be treated sympathetically by the plot).

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Usually portrayed as fat, bumbling, incredibly stupid losers who ''desperately'' want to be real cops but have absolutely no hope of ever getting into police academy, so they just act like power-tripping assholes instead. Their qualifications are little more than being tall, heavy-looking and occasionally [[ScaryBlackMan belonging to an ethnic group that's known for being tough]]. Expect greatly overblown reactions to just about everything and completely uncalled-for rudeness; particularly unpleasant examples frequently add in hefty doses of racism, as well as incredibly creepy behavior around women. Frequently given the RedShirt treatment, which is rarely, if ever, considered a karmic strike against their killers (e.g. if the protagonists are sympathetic bank robbers, they can kill numerous bank guards in highly-dubious "self-defense" and somehow still be treated sympathetically by the plot).
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30th May '18 9:57:49 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Sometimes the work pace is fast and incredibly stressful; despite being a "simple" job, it's not necessarily an ''easy'' one, a distinction sometimes lost one those who've never had to hold similar jobs (deadlifting 500 pounds, for instance, is a very simple task, but very, very few people would think it "easy").

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* Sometimes the work pace is fast and incredibly stressful; despite being a "simple" job, it's not necessarily an ''easy'' one, a distinction sometimes lost one on those who've never had to hold similar jobs (deadlifting 500 pounds, for instance, is a very quite simple task, but very, very few people would think consider it "easy").
30th May '18 9:56:36 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Sometimes the work pace is fast.

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* Sometimes the work pace is fast.
fast and incredibly stressful; despite being a "simple" job, it's not necessarily an ''easy'' one, a distinction sometimes lost one those who've never had to hold similar jobs (deadlifting 500 pounds, for instance, is a very simple task, but very, very few people would think it "easy").
13th May '18 7:09:38 AM QueenofSwords
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In most people's eyes, cops only exist to give you traffic tickets or to take you to jail. If you haven't actually done anything wrong, they'll find a reason to do one of those things, and due to several infamous incidents they're seen as having {{Hair Trigger Temper}}s, especially when it comes to dealing with members of minority groups (''at least'' doubly so when those minority groups are prone to crime, whether statistically significant or not, then all bets are off). When they aren't, they're busy [[DonutMessWithACop scarfing down donuts]]. That or they represent the threat of [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour a potential future that few would like]] and are the clenched right fist of TheMan.

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In most people's eyes, cops only exist to give you traffic tickets or to take you to jail. If you haven't actually done anything wrong, they'll find a reason to do one of those things, and due to several infamous incidents they're seen as having {{Hair Trigger Temper}}s, especially when it comes to dealing with members of minority groups (''at least'' doubly so when those minority groups are prone to crime, whether statistically significant or not, then all bets are off).groups. When they aren't, they're busy [[DonutMessWithACop scarfing down donuts]]. That or they represent the threat of [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour a potential future that few would like]] and are the clenched right fist of TheMan.
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