- The Medical Shots/ Twitter
- The Medical Shots twitter account posted a photo of two children dressed in scrubs. The little girl is designated as the nurse, while the boy is labeled the doctor.
- Twitter users are calling the photo sexist.
- Some have edited the photo to label them both simply “medical professionals.”
The Twitter account Medical Shots, which creates medical and health-related content, posted a picture of two children dressed in scrubs. The little girl is dressed in pink and the back of her shirt reads “Nurse in Training,” while the boy is dressed in green with the words “Doctor in Training” on his back.
Take a look at the tweet below.
This is cute, isn't it? ???? pic.twitter.com/ab9YfjiExN
— Medical Shots (@TheMedicalShots) March 10, 2019
The tweet was captioned, “This is cute, isn’t it?” But, the internet was quick to disagree and point out the sexism in the picture. Many questioned why the girl had to be the nurse and not the doctor.
No it’s not. Why isn’t she a Dr as well? Or why is the boy not a nurse?
— Twenty-One ???? (@21_03_90) March 10, 2019
How did you tweet this from the year 1950?
— Jill Tatara (@jilltataraworld) March 10, 2019
Some even pointed out that they know male nurses and women doctors.
My brother is also a nurse and a fantastic one at that.
— cieraaap (@cieraaab1) March 10, 2019
Same! My brother is a “murse” and he’s the absolute best!
PS: The doctors in our family are women.
— A Sands (@avengingmomgel) March 11, 2019
Meanwhile, others are using hysterical memes to express their frustration.
— Ev AKA The New ???????????????????????? (@AstridLevinson) March 10, 2019
— kelvin ???????? (@Nivlek1) March 10, 2019
— Scott Barolo (@sbarolo) March 11, 2019
But some edited the picture to make it more appropiate and accurate.
— Angel Fernando✨???? (@angg_fn) March 10, 2019
No, it's sexist. You are forcing a ceiling on this young lady's dreams.
You are telling her: You can be a nurse and boys can be Doctors.
Stay in your lane.
Let's hope you didn't force her to wear pink because she's a young lady.
This is what you should print on those Uniforms: pic.twitter.com/ZHDqQDzvEz
— Julietta LaBlanc (@JuliettaLaBlanc) March 10, 2019
“It’s sexist,” Julietta LaBlanc wrote on Twitter. “You are forcing a ceiling on this young lady’s dreams.”
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