I just can't understand..... being victims of a male centric world themselves - why do they treat daughters badly - from plain biased and mean to emotionally abusive? I am a victim of this myself and know too many friends who have gone through the same. It's more obvious when the said Mom has a son - who is treated like he can do no wrong! In fact, I remember an episode in F.R.I.E.N.D.S where Ross & Monica's Mom behaves just like that. So maybe its not even limited to Indians?' Thoughts?