Title

Jobs for the boys: male domination within nursing and midwifery

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa

Abstract

The Western world mainly operates within a patriarchal system which serves to subordinate women and results in social and educational inequality, based purely on gender. This has implications for the status of women both socially and educationally and may be detrimental to the professional aspirations of women compared with those of men. I would suggest that the traditional female role is one that has learnt gender socialisation and will influence professional development.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University

Publication

British Journal of Midwifery

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