Friday Feminist – Harper Lee

A day late, but I’m using travelling home from Noosa as an excuse. It was 24 degrees there yesterday…. and we came home to 14 degrees in Wellington today.

I’m not sure that Harper Lee would have identified as a feminist, but this passage in To Kill a Mockingbird grabbed me the first time I read it, back when I was about 13 years old.

“Jem, please-”
“Scout, I’m tellin’ you for the last time, shut your trap or go home – I declare to the Lord your’ gettin’ more like a girl every day!”
With that, I had no option but to join them.

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960

For those who haven’t read it (yet!), Scout, the narrator of the novel, is a girl, and Jem is her big brother.


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