They put the women out in huts when their time came, whatever that was; they had no sense of family – I knew that’d distress Aunty – they subjected children to terrible ordeals when they were thirteen; they were crawling with yaws and earworms, they chewed up and spat out the bark of a tree into a communal pot and then got drunk on it.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 24. Mrs. Merriweather reports to the ladies of the missionary circle about plight of the non-Christian Mruna people in Africa, said to live in terrible squalor. They women are offended by how the families are treated. This is ironical, considering how badly these women treat black people in their own community.