First, let me preface this by saying that my brother is a nurse, and I have no problems with male nurses--this is just a question I have--
I've seen an increasing amount of males become nurses. Which is great! My dad recently went to the hospital and there were three male nurses that were very helpful.
This is a stereotype that needs to be broken--the idea (that apparently I have) that nurses should be female. There is an assumption that because women tend to be more caring and nurturing that they make good nurses, and they do, but why can't men do the job just as well?
I guess what I'll inevitably arrive at is the question of, why are men taking over mostly female positions? Is it a need to show off? Or is it because more stereotypes are being overcome that men can finally do what they want to do?
Or, conversely, have they always been male positions and just recently have women infiltrated those occupations? Hmm...
One thing for sure, and this is my opinion--there are certain occupations that I just don't think women can do well. Construction--the hard physical labor, women are not built for it. On the other hand, men aren't meant to have children or do much of the child raising. I say, embrace the differences and get over this "everything you can do I can do better" attitude.
Only one criteria should govern what one should do for a living: do you love to do it? If yes, then do it! Don't worry about the social norms. Break them.