In a realistic sense, women are from Venus and men are from one of those alien planets with monsters and destruction. There will always be differences between us. Historically men have treated women like dirt. You can't even spell women without "men" nor female without "male". How did almost every society on Earth was able to hate on roughly half the population and get away with it?
Now this isn't always true but women are often nicer, kinder, gentler, and far more pure-hearted than men can ever hope to be. But what do we value our women for? Their smarts? Leadership? Morality? No, society mainly only likes women because...they look good. How many beauty pageants are there out there? Did you ever noticed there isn't a pageant for men, like ever? Now to be fair, attractive women can be a weakness whether you just stare or act on it. During election night 2016 we were invited to a bar to watch the results, and there was a female bartender. She wasn't the most beautiful woman I've ever met, but she was fairly attractive and every-time she came over you could easily see down her shirt without trying. Now it's rather obvious why she wears shirts like that, but why do some many working-class women often have to rely on such methods to make a living? Granted some people love attention, but for others you have to imagine it's rather humiliating on some level.
Even in marriage, men often pick women just for looks. Some guys like the mother who can take care of his children, and the wife that can cook his food (and yet again here we have misogyny), but all most men care about is a pretty face and a good figure. President Grover Cleveland here married his wife who was 27 years younger than him. There's a 24 year difference between Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump. You can't tell me that any of these types of men married these women for their personalities or chemistry. I think a lot of parents get frustrated when there's a big cultural difference between them and their children because they grew up in a different time with different events/things that shaped their lives. I think it's rather distributing for anyone to marry someone who is easily old enough to be their parent.
We even had many fathers ashamed to even have daughters. In royal families, it was far too often where having a male to be the next king or heir to whatever was very important. In many parts of China and India, having a girl is considered to be a curse on a family but having a son is the best thing in the world. Which has led some places to have a lot more boys than girls around. My mother-in-law talked about the birth of my wife's younger brother as if it was the proudest moment in their marriage and how happy Daisy's dad was to have a son. The way they treat Daisy and her brother is like night and day. Their son Jefferey does not prefer the company of women, and it's extremely likely the only way her parents' genes are going to get passed along is through Daisy. The only reason I'd fear having a daughter, is having her grow up in a society that has the scales set-up against her on so many levels. And who cares about the family name? I'm not part of a dynasty, and there's plenty of folks with my surname around.