It is said that in the medieval times when communities used to attack each other in raids and battles of conquest, the girl child was one of the main targets of the raiders. As such, the society took care of their girls so that they could not be captured. Eventually, they turned to be as objects of men that need protection, unlike the boy child who could take care of themselves.
This form of discrimination has a lot of implications when it comes to rights of children and subsequent deaths from such preventable diseases as polio and malaria. Studies indicate that India’s culture demands that women should take food after men have satisfied their fill, this is same even to a girl child; she should eat after the boys have taken.