Yes, but I also think people were missing the point in chillchick's post. She never disputed that the NP student in the original post was annoying and full of herself. What she WAS arguing against was the attitude in the "Dr. Barbie" post. Smacking gum, pushing people out of the way- very annoying and unprofessional no matter what. I don't think she was defending that. What she seemed to find offensive was the focus on her looks and the "I have seen her wear pants even once!" statement because of the sexism in that sentiment. Women are often penalized in many ways for being "old" and "ugly" especially in the workplace. The young & sexy ones, on the other hand, are often not taken seriously. You can't win. It's not right. It's sexist. Nursing is female-dominated (and yet respected- how many other traditionally female jobs are respected???) and scrubs are the norm rather than heels and suits, so I think we don't encounter this problem with the same severity as in other fields. But we've all still internalized it, so these attitudes do pop up every now and then. And they need to be addressed.
I hope I haven't gotten too far off topic. I do agree that the NP in the original post sounds oblivious and annoying! Thank god we don't have to encounter many of her kind very often! One of the things I love about working in a nursing home is that we are all females and we don't have to put up with sexist behavior from men and there is no judging people on their looks, weight, age, etc. And people outside of work sometimes make comments about how miserable it must be to work with only females. Um, no! :nurse: