Machismo dictates certain behavioral expectations for members of a community, also there is a strong emphasis on family and community that interacts with the couple's expectations and decision-making while reinforcing the importance of cultural and societal norms. In Mexican culture places a high value on manliness. A salient feature of the society is a sharp delimitation between the roles played by males and females. In general, men are expected to be dominant and independent and females to be submissive and dependent. This can be thought as baskeball team, every individual plays their role in the team and is only in charge of that role. If the player doesn't play his role then there will be consequences, which in many cases aren't good. To furthermore machismo is as much about power relationships among men as it is about establishing the dominance of men over women. It is not exclusively or primarily a means of structuring power relations between men and women. It is a means of structuring power among men. Like drinking, gambling, risk taking, asserting one's opinions, and fighting. In other words machismo not only takes place in a man and woman relationship but with other men as well, by going out there and telling them you run things around here. This can happen with a guy friend or a man you just meet on the street. This machismo kinda describes a group of lions and their roles. In the group they know who's the main lion in charge, who not to mess with and what boundaries they should stay in.