Gender Discrimination In The Kite Runner

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Everyone has felt like an outsider sometime in their life whether they like it or not. One time I felt like an outsider when all my friends were talking about how they had such a great time together one weekend, sorrowfully, I couldn’t relate because I wasn’t invited. The Malala article, The Kite Runner novel, and the “To This Day” video clip shows how making someone feel like an outsider has lasting consequences that impacts others through bullying, culture, and gender discrimination. Throughout the sources bullying is used to make others feel like an outsider. Hosseini supports this first by stating, “I looked into his crazy eyes and saw that he meant it. He really meant to hurt me. Asself raised his fist and came at me”(Hosseini 41).…show more content…
“I knew you mother, did you know that? I took her from behind the creek over there” (Hosseini 7). This quotes shows how the soldier is using gender discrimination to insult Hassan as he and Air are walking by. “I was fully aware of the afghan double standard that favored my gender.” (Hosseini 128). This quote specifically states how discriminatory the afghan culture is to girls.“Fathers and Sons could talk freely about women. But no afghan girl- no decent and mohtaram Afghan girl, at least- queried her father about a young man.” (Hosseini 128). This quote shows how unfairly women are treated in The Kite Runner making them feel like outsiders. “Her “crime”, to have spoken up for the right of girls to be educated” (Husain 1). This quote shows an extreme version of gender discrimination towards women. “Their sons go out to nightclubs looking for meat and get their girlfriends… Oh, they’re just men having fun! I make one mistake… and I have my face rubbed in it for the rest of my life.” (Hosseini 179). This quote shows how women in the Kite Runner get bombarded for doing the slightest thing wrong while all the men can go about and do anything they want without being severely punished. ‘In grade five they taped a sign to the front of her desk that read beware of dog” (Koyczan video). This shows gender discrimination by creating conflict in this girl’s life that will affect her for the rest of her life. As a result of gender discrimination she won’t have good self
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