People were enraged after a user posted a sexist picture of a boy and a girl wearing doctor and nurse scrubs and calling it "cute".
Social media can sometimes be a hotbed for controversies, and everything gets blown out of proportion from time to time. People need to be very careful with what they post, and they need to keep in mind all the ways in which their post can be interpreted. This time, the controversy revolves around a picture of two toddlers and their outfits. The girl can be seen walking in pink scrubs, saying "Nurse in Training" on its back while the boy’s rocking a similar green outfit that reads “Doctor in Training.” The post was shared by Twitter user @TheMedicalShots. The account is known for posting medical and health-related content. The controversial post was shared on March 10 and has around 3k comments and 4.7k retweets.
Here's a look at the post.
This is cute, isn't it? 😍 pic.twitter.com/ab9YfjiExN— Medical Shots (@TheMedicalShots) March 10, 2019
People were enraged by the post and the caption and chose to give the people behind the post a piece of their mind. The controversy is based on the fact that there are plenty of male nurses and female doctors, and we can be sexist when it comes to professions. It is wrong to say that certain professions are meant only for women or men.
How did you tweet this from the year 1950?— Jill Tatara (@jilltataraworld) March 10, 2019
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
No, it's sexist. You are forcing a ceiling on this young lady's dreams.— Julietta LaBlanc (@JuliettaLaBlanc) March 10, 2019
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
The children are cute. The sexism on their backs is NOT.— Deirdre Marie-Iha (@MarieIha) March 10, 2019
Ah yes. Programming children into rigid gender roles that grant men superior status by default of their gender and irrespective of the considerable skill sets of women is just the cutest thing ever.— Thomas 🚀 SFF180 (@SFF180) March 11, 2019
The picture is sexist. Period.— Twenty-One 💋 (@21_03_90) March 10, 2019
That’s why I said nurse and not “murse”. I’m also a nurse, I currently do case management. My male boss is a former peds nurse and is one of the most caring, compassionate people I’ve ever met (he’s also straight, to bust that old stereotype as well 🙄).— cieraaap (@cieraaab1) March 11, 2019
While most people took this picture very seriously, there were others who believed that everyone seemed to be reading too much into a seemingly harmless picture. They were of the opinion that they were being a tad oversensitive, and making a mountain out of a molehill. Here's what they had to say about the adorable picture that was posted on social media.