A Thousand Splendid Suns

Explain this quote " learn this now and learn it well, my daughter. like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger finds a woman. always"

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Mariam's grandmother tells her that to her so she can get ready for a life of abuse and domination by men to women. Mariam's grandmother had a hard life. Her huband had many wives and left her destitute alone with Mariam.