I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 4. Scout talks about her femininity, believing that being a girl is bad and being a boy is good. Her brother Jem reinforces this, to him being a girl is not a positive thing.