A focus on recruiting men panders to bogus inequality concerns
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A focus on recruiting men panders to bogus inequality concerns

Leanne Patrick Gender-based violence nurse, NHS Fife, RCN Feminist Network

Recruitment campaigns that are aimed at men hijack worries about under-representation and benefit society’s most advantaged group

The need to ‘develop and promote a strategy to recruit more men into nursing’ was the subject of a failed resolution at the RCN’s 2019 congress. The resolution was made on the basis that nursing has a staffing crisis and men are ‘significantly under-represented’ in nursing.

Nursing Standard. 36, 6, 22-22. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.6.22.s12

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