Exodus 21:7 NASB
7 “Now if a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to [f]go free as the male slaves [g]do
It is clear slaves were treated as property and they were treated similarly both males and females in most situations
Exodus 21:20 NASB
20 “And if someone strikes his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies [s]at his hand, he shall [t]be punished. 21 If, however, the slave [u]survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for the slave is his [v]property.
Exodus 21:26 NASB
26 “And if someone strikes the eye of his male or female slave and destroys it, he shall let [aa]the slave go free on account of the eye. 27 And if he [ab]knocks out a tooth of his male or female slave, he shall let [ac]the slave go free on account of the tooth.
but what is not clear is the distinction between male and female slaves when it comes to freedom.
What is the reason for not setting free the female slaves?