“There are many humorous things in the world, among them the white man’s notion that
he is less savage than the other savages.” -Mark Twain
Codes of Chivalry after a bike crash
• Men on bikes:
◦ Don’t look at each other or “It’s cool, bro”
▪ Sidenote: what is “bro” anyways?
▪ A call to kinship ties and bonding among
▪ A veiled insult?
◦ Ride away
• Female Bike Crashes
◦ When women crashed, they were helped more often than
men, and they accepted the help more than men
◦ NATURE/BIO PERSPECTIVE: If all humans have an equal
capacity to perceive pain, wy help the women more? Why do they accept?
◦ NURTURE/CULTURE: gender norms about chivalrous men
and delicate women
Dining: How do the natives acquire sustenance in this setting?
• Why so much food wasted at the dining hall?
◦ Participant observation identifies two styles of food
▪ Settling: get large quantities and stay seated (mostly
▪ Hopping: get one thing and return for another (mostly
• Function: if this ritual is built around getting ready, what is it getting
you ready to do?
• Behavior: females are more cooperative, men are more competitive
during their pre game
• Resources: females are more public, men are more private
◦ Women get along and are happy, and men are stingy, dirty,
◦ Men could be expressing their power that they don’t have to
put effort into getting ready
Baskets on Bikes
• If biccle baskets are a useful object to have attached to a bike due
to their function as an extra storage, then why are the majority of bicycle basket
users female and how do we use this stereotype image of bicycle basket