British women were granted the right to own property independent of their husband only in 1870!! In Almost all Western Countries, women did not gain the right to vote until the 20th century. Great Britain extended the vote to women in two stages, in 1918 and 1928, and the United States enfranchised them by constitutional amendment in 1920. France followed as recentlyas 1944. Switzerland did not permit women to vote in national elections until 1971!!! but women in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan were already casting ballots.
And in many Western cultures daughter could not inherit anything if there were sons in the family.