Politics, Source, Women's History

Gender-Biased Sex Selection – Manifesting Patriarchal Power

The report also provides a brief overview of the sociological and ethnographical areas of study, including the role of civil society and the state, and changing familial patterns. Unequal inheritance rights, dowry, unequal socio-religious status, unpaid work, unequal pay, lack of economic opportunities for women, focus on male lineage, a culture of honour [sic] that places a greater burden of safety and protection on the parents of girls all contribute to building a society that favours sons and men, and neglects daughters and women.