Boys Club Codes

Understanding Brett Kavanaugh and ‘Boys Club’ Code” — The New York Times, 2018, 2:55 —

Sociologist Tristian Bridges appears in this short video on the history of “boys club” phrases, such as “What Happens In _____, Stays In _____”. How does this type of language and associated thinking connect to male privilege? What other expressions have similar functions?

Although the title of this video is based in the Brett Kavanaugh controversy, most of the video focuses on the historical roots of sexist expressions.

From the video’s description: From Las Vegas to Georgetown Prep, variations of “what happens here stays here” are common. But where does this phrase come from and what does it really mean?