The male-female equation is present beyond geographical and political limits. It cuts across cultures and species. For a balanced upbringing, the child needs the inputs of both the parents. It is not male vs female universe. This is what the ancients accepted
The ancient writings of our land clearly demarcated the physical differences between the Female and the Male in most of Creation. The Sun, Moon, Thunder, Lightening, Rain and the Natural Wonders were seen as the first Divinities. Most of the shlokas of the Rig Veda are addressed to the Nature-based deities. Yajna or fire sacrifice, predates the Vedas. One can imagine the marvel of an oblation crumbling to nothing but ashes in the burning embrace of the Fire. Out of such imagery came a philosophy of existence and divinity that has remained undimmed through millennia of conflict and persecution.