Put. These. In your mouth. Don't make me tell you again you Women.
Rasheed and family sending Aziza to the orphanage
Here you go
"The others understood too when Tariq straightened up, standing on one leg. When he began hopping toward Khadim, then charging him, his unstrapped leg raised high over his shoulder like a sword (134)". This was when Tariq stood up for Laila because she was bullied by Khadim and his friends, Tariq fought with Khadim and won.
"His powerful hands clasped hr jaw. He shoved two fingers into her mouth and pried it open, then forced the cold, hard pebbles into it (104)". Rasheed did this to Mariam because she wasn't able to give him a son to carry his name on. Mariam lost her baby by miscarriage.
"He fished a stick of gum from his pocket, a parting gift, and held it out to Aziza with a stiff, magnanimous air (314)". This happened when Rasheed forced Laila to abandon Aziza in an orphanage as now the expense to live was getting higher.