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Although there are plenty of racist statements in To Kill a Mockingbird--made by both children and adults--the novel is mostly devoid of specific sexist quotations. Harper Lee occasionally comments on her (or Scout's) preference for male lifestyle, but the author keeps most of the characters' opinions to themselves. Here are a few of the non-racist examples.
- "Ain't no snot-nosed slut of a schoolteacher ever born c'n make me do nothin'!" -- Burris Ewell's comment to Miss Caroline (Chapter 3)
- "He says you goddam whore, I'll kill ya." -- Tom Robinson, repeating what he had hear Bob Ewell tell Mayella (Chapter 19)
- "Are you being impudent to me, boy?" -- Mr. Gilmer to Tom Robinson (Chapter 19). Though it may be considered more racist than sexist, Gilmer repeatedly referred to Tom as "boy" thoughout his questioning.
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