How much a son is important than the daughter to you?

@jalzay (30)
India
January 14, 2010 11:41am CST
It is oldest thinking that the family tree is expanded as well as create the hierarchy downwards as the generations are passed. Most people also think that a son is the helping hand to father in his business and livelihood. In some societies having more sons means more respect, more money and more powerful family. In my opinion compare to all these scenarios the changed lifestyles and demographics have outdated those old beliefs and values. One or more daughters are not less than the millions of joys to the family. Of course, the hierarchy of family transmits with sons.
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@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
I grow in a family where all are treated as a human beings and not by gender. There are only two women in our family of seven (my mother and a sister). They are no hierarchy on it as my sister is a very responsible and able person as well as my brothers. If the family of my own now, I still impose this concept. I also had a daugther and two boys, but no special treatment given to the later ones.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
14 Jan 10
I treat them equally as what my parents have done to us. They are 10 of use in the family, 5 girls and 5 boys. We were given equal share of inheritance. Must remember that daughters are always the ones who care for their parents when they are hospitalized while the sons are sometimes being queen controlled by their wives and only show up for a short while in the hospital. They have all sorts of excuses for not being available to take the night shifts when the parents are hospitalized.