“For one thing, Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a woman – ”
“You mean women in Alabama can’t?” I was indignant.
“I do. I guess it’s to protect our frail ladies from sordid cases like Tom’s. Besides, I doubt if we’d ever get a complete case tried – the ladies be interrupting to ask questions.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 23. Atticus rather sarcastically explains to Scout why women aren’t allowed to serve on juries. Scout is against any form of inequality or gender prejudice and cannot see why women should not hold the same positions as men.