Gender stereotypes are unacceptable, for they promote self-hate.
Chapter 4, pg. 54: “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.” (Scout)
Scout, you better stop actin' like a girl, 'else me and Dill will play 'Boo Radley' just us both.
Chapter 11, pg. 140: "'but before I can live with other folks I've got to learn to live with myself. The one things that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.'" (Atticus)
Morality is not defined by society, rather it is determined by oneself; people should do what they believe is right.
Chapter 11, pg. 135: "Mrs Dubose held us: 'Not only a Finch waiting on tables bu one in the courthouse lawing for n*****s... Your father's no better than the n*****s and trash he works for!'" (Mrs. Dubose)
But Mrs. Dubose, Atticus don't like n*****s. Ain't that right, Jem?
People should not be discriminated because of their race, and children should not be taught otherwise.