According to this excellent article, couples across the world (especially India and China) are aborting babies after discovering that they are female. Males are just "worth more" in their society.
Aside from the moral implications of all these abortions, there are some serious social implications as well. Sex trafficking is no new issue, but a lack of women in society contributes to this atrocity. Families are relying on their young men to support them financially in a way that young women cannot; the costs of a dowry are also encouraging families to have boys instead of girls.
In no way am I saying that inequality here in the U.S. should not be addressed, but I do believe that we need to take a step back and appreciate our rights, while always encouraging people all over the world to remember something that might seem so simple.
Women have worth.
"I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11