When news is brought to one of them, of (the birth of) a female (child), his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief! With shame does he hide himself from his people, because of the bad news he has had! Shall he retain it on (sufferance and) contempt, or bury it in the dust? Ah! what an evil (choice) they decide on?
(Al-Qur'an, 16:58-59 - An-Nahl [The Bee])
The quality or refinement of a society can be gauged from the the respect and acceptance than the womenfolk get in the society! The more male-oriented a society is, the more primitive, gross and violent that society is!