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More Men are Taking 'Pink Collar' Jobs: OK or Unfair?

News 2012/06/12 16:00:00
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Times are tough out there! Jobs are few and far between, for men and women. And men particularly are exploring some traditionally female-dominated professions. The New York Times reports that between 2000 and 2010 "occupations that are more than 70 percent female accounted for almost a third of all job growth for men, double the share of the previous decade."

As traditionally male jobs in construction and manufacturing dry up, men are branching out, and many are pleasantly surprised to find stability, as well as less stress in some cases and more time at home, according to the report. The Times says: "While women continue to make inroads into prestigious, high-wage professions dominated by men, more men are reaching for the dream in female-dominated occupations that their fathers might never have considered." Dental assistants, receptionists, nurses... it's all fair game. Or is it? Are men taking spots women have worked for years to earn?


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  • Faith ~American Patriot~ 2012/06/13 16:31:13
    OK
    Faith ~American Patriot~
    If they're earning it, more power to them!
  • DotCom 2012/06/13 16:26:48
    Unfair
    DotCom
    i think men need to grow up, man up and starting hunting for food again! the women should bring the money home, the men should bring the food.
  • America... DotCom 2012/06/13 20:17:06
  • Sittichai 2012/06/13 16:25:51 (edited)
    OK
    Sittichai
    +3
    What's unfair about men taking on such jobs?? What IS *unfair* is the stereotyping of such jobs as being exclusively for women AND preventing women from taking on jobs that have been virtually reserved for the purview of males only!!
  • bettyboop 2012/06/13 15:38:07
    OK
    bettyboop
    +3
    Regardless of gender, if a person is qualified they should do what ever job they want.
  • Libertarian NOT Conservative 2012/06/13 15:30:44
    OK
    Libertarian NOT Conservative
    +2
    I'm surprised that this is even a question. There are an extremely small number of jobs that genuinely require someone to be of a particular gender.
  • doomkitten Liberta... 2012/06/14 05:42:07
    doomkitten
    Are you being facetious? The point isn't that the jobs REQUIRE women, it's that because of discrimination, some jobs have been relegated to women solely because men don't want them- until there are no other opportunities left.
  • sol 2012/06/13 15:26:16
    OK
    sol
    +1
    If you feel that is what you want to do or need to do, so be it.
  • GaolBlaze 2012/06/13 15:26:11
    OK
    GaolBlaze
    +2
    The way you put it at the end was a bit harsh... "Are men taking spots women have worked for years to earn?". The point is that a job is a job. Maybe with guys moving over there, women might actually stand a chance in the 'male worker oriented' jobs.
  • shenendoah 2012/06/13 15:05:21
    OK
    shenendoah
    +1
    Totally ok. Give those feminist nags a taste of their own medicine.
  • RoseyRhod shenendoah 2012/06/13 23:38:55
    RoseyRhod
    +1
    Oh, get your panties out of a twist.
  • shenendoah RoseyRhod 2012/06/14 01:43:20
    shenendoah
    You must be one of those feminist nags.
  • doomkitten shenendoah 2012/06/14 05:44:02
    doomkitten
    +1
    The only ones getting a taste of "medicine" will be the guys who think traditionally female-oriented jobs are "easy". Creep.
  • shenendoah doomkitten 2012/06/14 19:55:04
    shenendoah
    The only women oriented jobs a man would find difficult would be giving birth. Personally I can't imagine any man coveting that job so I think women can keep that distinction. Bully for you feminist nag.
  • M'lud 2012/06/13 14:26:31
    OK
    M'lud
    +3
    Anyone who thinks this is unfair has a limited understanding of both that word and this world.
  • Sarah 2012/06/13 13:28:43
    OK
    Sarah
    +3
    why the hell shouldn't it be fair?women and men should be allowed to have whatever job they choose to have.
  • Mrs. Kathy Arch 2012/06/13 12:54:49
    OK
    Mrs. Kathy Arch
    +2
    If he is qualified, why not? I just wonder if the wage gap will go in reverse?
  • RoseyRhod Mrs. Ka... 2012/06/13 23:39:19
    RoseyRhod
    +1
    I doubt it.
  • Mrs. Ka... RoseyRhod 2012/06/14 03:52:02
    Mrs. Kathy Arch
    Me too!
  • swimmingswan 2012/06/13 12:14:18
    OK
    swimmingswan
    +2
    times are tough now and will get tougher we have to take what jobs are available .
  • the fuze 2012/06/13 11:21:44
    OK
    the fuze
    +4
    To me, a job is a job... and can we just stop labeling every damn thing in our daily lives?
    Pink, white, blue collar... who gives a rats ass???
  • Mel Mar... the fuze 2012/06/13 13:42:25
    Mel Martens
    +1
    Well, aside from the pink one, blue collar in my eyes is physical and manual labour like mining, building...tradework and the like. White collar are office jobs.

    Neither has a straight black and white method of pay since some blue collar mining work pays way more than a secretarial position and visa versa.
  • David 2012/06/13 10:25:38
    OK
    David
    +3
    A job is a job. Can't be too picky now a days...lol
  • Nameless 2012/06/13 10:21:48
    OK
    Nameless
    +6
    Stupid poll. A job is a job and anyone who seems to think its okay to make any sexist remarks about any job needs a little mental adjustment.
  • Dark Angel 2012/06/13 09:11:02
    OK
    Dark Angel
    +3
    no job should be gender ruled in my opinion. so its a good thing men are branching out
  • Somkey the Hores 2012/06/13 09:07:57
    Unfair
    Somkey the Hores
    +2
    It's the continuing feminization of the American male. Part of the plan.
  • Mel Mar... Somkey ... 2012/06/13 10:04:11
    Mel Martens
    +3
    So by having free choice to do whatever the hell you want with your life...because you're male it's unfair? And there's the rest of the world out there that has this too ye know.
  • ☠ Live ... Mel Mar... 2012/06/13 11:55:41
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +1
    You know, in some countries, there are no pink collar jobs; men HAVE to have jobs like flight attending and nursing because women aren't allowed to work! This guy should consider himself lucky that he lives in a nation with so much free choice....
  • shenendoah Somkey ... 2012/06/13 15:09:21 (edited)
    shenendoah
    +2
    I guess it had to happen. Liberals need men and who better to fill the vacancy than liberal women.
  • RoseyRhod shenendoah 2012/06/13 23:41:57
    RoseyRhod
    And you too are threatened by the idea of women wanting equal treatment. This is the hallmark of a small mind.
  • shenendoah RoseyRhod 2012/06/14 01:49:59
    shenendoah
    +1
    You've got to be kidding. I thought the subject was men taking jobs that were mostly filled by women. Feminists want equal rights and it seems men are demanding their rights also. Well pluck my hide and fry me for a chicken, 'bout time you freaks got yours handed to you.
  • RoseyRhod Somkey ... 2012/06/13 23:40:50
    RoseyRhod
    Oh, whatever. Stop listening to Rush Limbaugh and take a look at reality for a change. There is no "plan." Why would you be threatened by women wanting to have equal opportunities and equal pay for equal work?
  • Somkey ... RoseyRhod 2012/06/14 06:22:22
    Somkey the Hores
    YOUR failure to be informed does NOT make ME a whacko. Get your head out and look around.

    I don't listen to Rush. Why don't YOU stay off the Kos.
  • Brother Bo Somkey ... 2012/06/14 01:17:18
    Brother Bo
    +1
    The term I use is "woosification".
  • Somkey ... Brother Bo 2012/06/14 06:22:49
    Somkey the Hores
    It's a good term.
  • L1 2012/06/13 09:05:26
    OK
    L1
    +1
    I think it's fine. We could use more male nurses!
  • Tadeu L1 2012/06/13 13:54:15
    Tadeu
    +1
    Nahh better to keep the nurses the way it is, no men please hehe
  • bettyboop Tadeu 2012/06/13 15:37:19
    bettyboop
    some people actually prefer male nurses
  • Somkey ... bettyboop 2012/06/14 06:23:29
    Somkey the Hores
    Some people voted for Obama Bin Lyin'.
  • bettyboop Somkey ... 2012/06/15 18:04:40
    bettyboop
    well I did not vote for Obama but I have worked with male nurses and older men seem to like them, also their strength is a huge bonus when lifting patients

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