The Kite Runner

amir;"i cringed a little at the position of power i'd been granted, and all because i had won at the genetic lottery that had determined my sex'. what dose this mean?

chap 12-13

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Simply being born a boy in Afghanistan means a certain amount of power. Women are treated as mere possessions. No matter how low a man might be in society, he still has power over many of the women in his life.