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The boys perceive the girls working on the street in many different roles and assess them with many different values and perspectives; many of these roles and perspectives are often conflicting. The findings reveal that the patriarchy is the dominating factor in defining the roles of the boys and girls and defining their relationship both in terms of values and power. The emerging men on the street have a demanding and less caring role towards the girls who are surviving together with them in the hostile street environment. However, there are certain roles of the boys, which, within the street context is very much crucial for a girl’s survival. But such a protective male role costs a girl; a girl has to pay by being acceptable to the young males on the street.