I was more at home in my father’s world. People like Mr. Heck Tate did not trap you with innocent questions to make fun of you; even Jem was not highly critical unless you said something stupid. Ladies seemed to live in faint horror of men, seemed unwilling to approve wholeheartedly of them. But I liked them. There was something about them, no matter how much they cussed and drank and gambled and chewed; no matter how undelectable they were, there was something about them that I instinctively liked.
– Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 24. Scout’s reaction to the world of men vs women. She is searching for where she fits in. She is more at home in the world of men and more comfortable acting as a tomboy. But at the same time she is curious about the world of women.