is there any way to cancel?

  1. Just wondering if there is some way to cancel my profile, or account for this board. This is my last entry. I am sorely disgusted with a lot of the things I've been reading on this board and I'm not coming back after this post... maybe just to see if there is anyway to make my profile inactive or cancel it....

    I am appalled at how many men have become so defensive about they're not being "gay". According to this board, it would seem that all the male nurses out there are totally straight, married, religious, with kids. Whenever one of use actually eludes to actually being one of those "gay male nurses", watch out for the defensive comments. Nursing needs to have diversity. We need to have more African American, Hispanic, Asian, etc nurses in this country. We need more men, too. Not just straight men, we need gay men and women in our ranks whether you want to beleive that or not.

    I can't bear to read anymore comments from male nurses who seem to so totally disgusted that they might be considered "gay". Oh my god, what a horrible thing for them... PS. I may be gay, but I'm not prissy. I'm not metrosexual in any way. Not all of us are the stereotypical faggots you seem to be thinking of...

    That it, leaving this post as of now.

    this is what set me off, from a former male nurse And yes I work with females in my current field and I respect them immensely and value their contributions as engineers. For me working with women was never the problem but rather the negative stereotypes I endured (failed physician, homosexual) and a nursing culture that refused to accept men.
    Last edit by jlsand on Aug 11, '03
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Jay-Jay
    Jl, if you go to Forum Jump (the box just below this reply box), then scroll up to User Control Panel, and click on GO. Once in the control panel, click on "edit profile". You can then delete any personal info under your profile. Also, send Brian or one of the admins. a PM, and they can delete you from the membership.
  4. by   renerian
    Gosh I did not know you were upset. I think your right about diversity. I am sorry your feelings are hurt. I would email you but I do not know your addy.

    renerian
  5. by   Todd SPN
    Oh, wow. So you are just going to take your ball and go home? The person you quoted, too my mind, was probably insecure in who or what he was. By the same token, I feel your post shows you may be suffering the same thoughts. I think the gay communities have been making huge strides lately that have many straight people questioning their views, understandings and rights of gay people. You feel that nursing needs more diversity, but are unwilling to help achieve that goal by being a voice for it on this board and maybe help people understand something that is foreign to them. Great, the homophobics have gotten what they wanted-pushed you off the board so your voice won't be heard. How sad for your cause.
  6. by   hbscott
    JLsand, I wish you would reconsider staying on this bulletin board and post your thoughts and feelings on the various topics we discuss. At the same time I wish for you and others to respect the right that I have to express my views (even if you disagree) and I can assure you I am very comfortable with who I am and by no means insecure (with respect to Todd SPN).

    -HBS
  7. by   MandyInMS
    jlsand...I'm sorry you have been offended..wish you'd reconsider and stay with this board...ALL views are welcome and the diversity helps us understand , learn from each other ,and improve ourselves. How can I hope to understand a gay male's feelings/opinions if he won't express those thoughts to me. Don't leave angry...think of it as a reason to STAY and make your positions known....yes, we need diversity...how does your leaving the board HELP this ? Best wishes with whatever you decide to do
  8. by   ktwlpn
    YOU SAID-
    I am appalled at how many men have become so defensive about they're not being "gay". According to this board, it would seem that all the male nurses out there are totally straight, married, religious, with kids. Whenever one of use actually eludes to actually being one of those "gay male nurses", watch out for the defensive comments---I SAY-you are wrong -one comment sets you off? There are many openly gay nurses frequenting this board-men and women.Some post frequently and some do not.To base your opinion on 1 or 2 posts =WRONG.I read both threads and only saw 2 posts that seemed to even remotely consider being suspected to be gay as a bad thing...Maybe YOU have a problem...Homophobes exist everywhere-and there are some on this board-you live with them,work with them and probably are related to some....I have never seen any openly gay poster on this board attacked simply because of their sexual preference.How dare you paint us all with that brush? So some guys have a hang-up with their own feminine side-you hear that everywhere....You could certainly make a difference here on this board but it appears that you don't have the courage of your convictions.....Sad
  9. by   sjoe
    No reason to post a response, since this person said it won't be read anyway. Why bother to start the thread in the first place? The game is called "hit and run."
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Amazing that one comment or post makes someone disgusted with a whole board enough to make them exit. The key is not to take it so personally though. Taking it personally on the internet might mean you're a little too involved.
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    Moved thread as not an activism issue and will contact poster regarding membership.

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