In a number of societies around the world as soon as a baby is born, his or her roles are defined on the basis of the gender he or she belongs to. These roles and the rigidity with which they are followed depends on how traditional the society is. Gender roles aren't an uncommon feature and most of us accept them knowingly or sometimes unknowingly. The society and culture does subconsciously label these roles which in turn defines our behaviour. A child who grows up in a family filled with domestic violence shows more aggression in the way he deals with individuals than a child who has grown up in a harmonious environment. Girls are supposed to be gentle and boys are supposed to be ruff and tough .This are the thoughts which are ingrained into the little minds of children since the time they start understanding things. Never does an advertisement of Barbie feature a boys playing with the dolls and never does a GIO commercial feature girls playing with the warrior dolls . A couple breakup because the male ego couldn't handle the fact that the wife was earning more than him . His ego was hurt because all his life it was drilled into him that he was the man of the house and so how could he now let his wife be the head. All these are example we come across in our everyday lives which indicate that its not only the biological aspect which governs an individual's behaviour but also the laws which a society lays down.