Till the 20th century woman were of lesser importance than males and were easily obtained in the form of marriages, at least in china. But with the 21st century, woman are becoming more of a prize which you need to win, like a sports competition were only the top performer gets the prize. If you are a runner up or a participant you might end up with the consolation girl but not the best girl, who the nobility, kings, landloards used to get as easy as clothes. Do you feel lucky you are born a decade early and able to get a girl without much effort? Do you think Chinese will prefer having girls now?