The word bro is deemed as gender neutral in the contemporary youth designed dictionary. A condensed form of the word brother, it literally signifies the essence of brotherhood with the crux being ‘bhai-bhai’. Yet, today it’s casually employed to label every other same group relations, especially among young people, thus eliminating the gender factor altogether.
Amidst the increasing usage of the word, there’s been curation of a new term that’s called ‘bro zoned’. Of course, it’s been ‘infamously’ used by girls to define their relations to a chunk of boys, yet the latter ‘bro-zoning’ the former is the ostensible new category.
Here’s a quick look on the tribe of girls who qualify to fit in the category of bro-zone:
–Not lady like
Girls who are blatant, defiant and straight forward blur the gender dichotomy. Having qualities that are, according to societal conventions, best suited for the menfolk, these girls move closer to being a man’s ‘bro’.
– No more ‘desi’
The ‘Desi’ Indian woman is expected to be docile, demure and decent. Highly charged utterances, verbal abuses and candour is something that is unbecoming of them. Yet girls who use this language eloquently ‘becomes’ a bro as they break the sophisticated dialect that is accorded to them by the society.
– The Uncoventional one
Women are deemed to show refinement of taste, delicacy of language and embellish their personality by incorporating traits of shyness and shame. Girls who break these conventions and strive more towards audacity and frankness become fit for being a guy’s bro.
– The Knight riders
Going clubbing, frequenting liquor dens and smoking off the tedium of one’s life is only a divine right of menfolk. Girls who engage in these frivolities, ride bikes and play PUBG are ostensibly bro-zoned.
–Every Tom, Dick and Harry’s boy
Tomboy is a category of those girls who have more ‘masculine’ inclinations and are rated very low on the scale of being ‘feminine’. If a woman dresses like man, is open minded, blithe and robust; this range of behaviour will culminate into being bro-zoned.
Folks, though bro-zoned girls is the all new category with all its allurements and raptures; the word intensely reflects the deeply entrenched societal conventions in one’s psyche. The bro-code is thus becoming an ever evolving, ever changing, ever embracing phenomenon.