It's a girl! It's a girl!! Woe to me, it's a girl! The crying and the worries start from the day the little one comes into the world till the day she is handed over to the next 'caretaker' - the husband.
My country is home to a great many numbers of murderers and abusers of females, and it's acceptable. A baby girl is killed, the stress levels of the family automatically come down, and onto the next pregnancy for the eagerly awaited son. A daughter is sold to a family, and oh we're are so thankful that you have taken this burden off our hands, here take some more dowery, we deserve it, for bringing into this world a 'girl!' A woman is slapped around by her husband, all for her own good, to keep her in check, after all she is his wife, his property.
Patriarchy commands - You the lowlifes, bow down to me. You deserve to be tramped upon, extinguished, if I please.