Which society are we talking about...? Obviously we know that in some societies, males are favored to an extent where families were straight up murdering their infant daughters because they considered them so worthless. Of course that society is now suffering, as they're stuck with a male to female ratio that basically guarantees a lot of dudes will go to the grave virgins. The so-called logic of this being that males grow up to care for their parents, while the females only leave the house and provide nothing... you know, except an entire next generation of humans.
In the United States, I cannot say that we're so unbiased that men and women are treated equally by society, unfortunately. While families seem generally content with whatever their gender is, obviously males are likely to be more financially successful. Males are also more likely to be accepted in leadership roles. Women are working their way up, but it's a fight for them, and due to the way our society works they're more likely to face resentment for event putting in the effort. But we're still progressively ahead of the majority of the planet, I suppose.