A recent music video of a popular and sexy female singer Lee Hyo-lee in Korea has been a hot issue. Maybe in other places as well as in Korea, the nurse costume has been sometimes used as a sex symbol and the singer used the concept for her new music video. After the preview of the music video came out in public, nurses have been strongly against the music video and try to break the social prejudice.
A nurse started a petition campaign on the Internet and expressed how the video can give the wrong message to society.
An opposite opinion was suggested.
The problem is the job is not just for women, but it’s shown as a job for women. When my friend wanted to study in the nursing department, how did people look at him! The name was changed from Ganho-bu (woman taking care of patients) to Ganho-won (person taking care of patients), which is from the job for women to the job for everyone. Again it has been changed to Ganho-sa (polite way to indicate nurses). However, it still has prejudice as a job for women.
In that way, nurses have a better situation than stewardesses. Through political correctness, instead of stewardesses and stewards, they try to switch to cabin attendants. But it has not worked well… I don’t know how to solve this problem. As long as the prejudice of people doesn’t disappear, people will not change..[…]
Since the signature-seeking campaign started and the music video has been seen by the public, many netizens have put their opinions.
Even if you watch this kind of video, people will not look at nurses with strange looks and mock nurses… as long as they are normal.
Other people might think that nurses over-react. Honestly speaking, when I didn’t belong to this field, I also didn’t care so much. However, please consider that if the job that you obtained with so much effort is portrayed in this way to all peoples. How would you feel?
I am sure that nurses will have hard time and be perplexed… We should also consider nurses’ circumstances.
I am a man whose girl friend works as a nurse. Every time there are news reports that we are short of nurses in Korean society. Despite that, nurses after having 4 year college degrees would like to go to America or other countries whenever they have chances. They are professional nurses, but they are treated as female employees who just do injections in town clinics and as the objects of sexual ideas. I know there is freedom of expression. Even if there is the freedom of expression, Lee Hyo-lee is not a minor singer and her music video will be shown to everyone. In that TV channel, if we show a professional as a sexual object, how will children think about nurses?