Tag Archives: masculinity


The Brown Helmet

Text: Informant (R): Yeah the KA’s had a tradition, we called the Brown Helmet, um, we had a travelling trophy that was awarded to the last person that got dumped by a date or a girlfriend. Uh and it was a brown army helmet. The reason it was brown or was called the Brown Helmet,… Continue Reading »

She Wants the D

I asked my informant to provide a tradition or saying and he gave this: “Okay, there are… certain sayings amongst articulate men that go along the lines of: “She wants the D.” What this “she wants the D” means is basically if she does something, which is arbitrary, I mean, you could put anything, then… Continue Reading »

“Bro Code” in the Gym

I asked my informant for a proverb or colloquial axiom and he thus provided: Alright, there are things in the Gym called “bro code,” and some of the bro code and bro sign stuff are, basically, “curls for the girls,” um, [laughter] “pecs for sex,” um, just meat-head stuff like that and um, they’re just insiders for… Continue Reading »

If you eat raw meat, hair will grow on your chest. – Superstition

“If you eat raw meat, hair will grow on your chest.”   David first heard this urban legend from his grandmother who is originally from Mexico.  When he was seven, he was very impatient when it came to supper time that he would take a slab of meat before his grandmother was finished cooking it. … Continue Reading »