Atticus Finch, patriarchal enforcer

finchFrom the Washington Examiner:

“…if To Kill A Mockingbird were taught in women’s studies classes today, Finch would have to be labeled the villain of the book for not accepting at face value an accuser’s tale of rape and for posing difficult, painful questions to her on the witness stand…”

Writer Ashe Schow’s column will bring a smile — until you remember the tongue-in-cheek exposition of Finch’s gendered oppression would score top marks on many a modern campus for insight, intent and sincerity.


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