this profession in general won’t stand up. “I need my job, I have bills to pay.” Honestly if this profession were 80% male, life would be different and better. Bc men are far more likely to stand up for themselves and to stand with others. I took a stand at my former hospital when patient safety was jeopardized. I was retaliated against and humiliated. Ultimately I quit and sued. How many of my fellow nurses stood up with me? Not a single one. But how many came to me privately to voice their support and encouragement, only to end it with, “I wish I could say something but I’m the breadwinner. I wish I could be as vocal as you but I need to pay my bills.” Literally all of them. Meanwhile, I’m over here with five kids a mortgage and bills to pay, too. But I stood up for what was right and it cost me. The biggest lesson I learned is that the vast majority of nurses are cowards.