The Bro Code: It’s a Guy Thing
There is one thing that separates men from animals. There is one thing that unites them in the world. There is one thing that defines the rules of brotherhood.
The Bro Code.
To guys, the Bro Code is an internal code of conduct, similar to the way people let their sense of morality determine their actions. Or how people look to religion to decide what is right.
The Bro Code is our Bible.
The Ten Commandments in the Bible let religious people know what sins are. The rules in the Bro Code let guys know what offenses against your fellow bros are.
However, a difference between the Bro Code and the Bible is that the Bro Code doesn’t need to be written in black and white.
There is no published book. There is no pamphlet that is handed out. The Bro Code is encoded in all guys DNA.
“It is important because it sets out all the rules for bro culture,” Jack Dobrich ’13 said. “It will guide a bro through every situation.” It’s a crazy world we live in. But, through all of it the brotherhood survives.
How? The Bro Code.
The Bro Code preserves the ties between guys. That is how the brotherhood is so strong. We respect each other because that is what the Bro Code teaches us to do.
We don’t hook up with our friend’s ex-girlfriends. We don’t talk trash another man’s mom. We don’t snitch on other guys. We don’t ditch a friend when he needs a wingman. And we always have a bro’s back.
But, that is just the beginning of the list.
Those guys who go rogue and fail to abide by these requirements should be ashamed. By my standards they are not men. And by definition they are not bros.
Don’t be discouraged though, real bros. One day guys who went rogue will be in need of a bro. And on that day they will realize that you need to be a bro to be protected by the Bro Code.
And all rules of the Bro Code are to be revered and respected. However, one stands above the rest.
Guys before Girls.
To answer the question your thinking; no, I am not trying to be a sexist jerk. Face it though, girls do have a way of getting between bros. Girls will come and go. Bros are all you have at the end of the day.
And I’m not saying girls don’t have a reason to dislike this rule. They are most definitely entitled to their opinion. Grace McDavid-Seidner ’13 said, “I mean sometimes I wish those kinds of rules could exist with girls too. But, it’s annoying when guys use it as an excuse to be rude to a girl.”
She has a point too. I wouldn’t like it if girls had rules that put their girl friends above guy friends.
Luckily though, I don’t have to worry about that.
That is exactly why the brotherhood is stronger than the sisterhood. Girls, think about how often you catch your “frienemies” spreading rumors about you. Or how about hitting on a guy you like.
I bet it rings a bell.
Guys don’t have that problem though. Because whether you like it or not, the Bro Code is alive and well.
To anybody who doubts it, to anybody who thinks it’s ridiculous, I have one thing to say: