My Social Location
Gender can influence how people treat me, as well as how I conduct myself. I am of the male gender. Men are typically depicted as the hard working manual laborers whose jobs require more strength and stamina rather than intellect. However, the medical field in which I work depends more heavily on intellect rather than strength. Although nursing is traditionally a female’s occupation, more and more males have been joining the field. This, I feel, has a strong effect on how people initially view me when they learn than I am a male nurse. Society has grown more accustomed to male nurses in this day and age, but it still has some stigma attached to it. I try to act somewhat professionally even in public, because I don’t want people to see me and be worried that I am responsible for taking care of sick people
My race is Caucasian. Caucasian is a general term used when referring to those who are white, white American, or non-Hispanic white. Sadly, race affects how one is treated in society. However, this prejudice is far less than it once was in years past. I don’t feel like it affects me as much as it does others, but I have noticed it playing a part with others in the workplace.
Class generally refers to one’s social class or socio-economic class and includes: lower, middle, and upper classes. I consider myself to be included in the middle class. If I were to be more specific, I would say lower-middle class. My family