Companies and individuals alike who hope to change the social structure in the world – one that is sexist and allows women to be paid less for doing the same job, and one that often tells women what they can and cannot dream because of their gender – have to be hyper-vigilant when it comes to what we teach and model for our children.

Something that Twitter account Medical Shots either didn’t consider or didn’t care to consider when tweeting a photo of a little boy and girl in scrubs – him a future doctor and her a future nurse.

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And while some people shrugged it off saying that kids should be able to be whatever they want to be and maybe the girl wants to be a nurse and the boy wants to be a doctor, far more people saw sexism in action…painted on the literal backs of the next generation.

Fun fact: Even though male nurses are on the rise, they still only make up 13% of the RN population.

Fun fact number two: Male nurses make, on average, $5k more a year than their female counterparts.


So, below are my favorite 14 responses to the original tweet.

14. All good nurses are worth their weight in gold.

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13. Only one?

12. People on the internet are so helpful.

11. They just love to fix things.

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10. You don’t have to be a mind reader.

9. Short, sweet, and to the point.

8. What a properly placed GIF.

7. Do not pass Go, do not collect 80% of $200.

6. Uh-oh, the angry face emoji.

5. Men can be anything they want, too.

4. Seems like a fair question.

3. In case they hadn’t figured it out.

2. Important distinction.

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1. Just adorable.

There were more. So, many more. It gave me hope for the future!