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The story "Girls" is narrated by a 8 year old girl who refuses to except her traditional role in the family. This story highlights how women are considered as a curse and inferior in society and how they are conditioned to except a seconary role. Here are some quotes from the shorty story that show the gender bias existing in the Indian mindset:
"I hope it's a boy this time. It will relieve me the nuisance of going through another pregnancy."
"Not like that... Ben properly. You are born a girl and you will have to bend for the rest of your life, so you might as well learn. "
"Oh Goddess, protect my honour! At least this time let her take a son back from her parent's home."
"That girl must be harassing her. She was born only to plague my life."
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