To Kill a Mockingbird

n To Kill a Mocking Bird, Chapter 25, What is Scout's comment about Jem and what does it suggest about the gender roles in the 1930's south?

please help!  must be from chapter 25.  and please be straight forward I don't understand sometimes what the answers mean vecause they're written in such a complez form

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I'm not exactly sure which comment you mean. Scout sees a roly-poly bug and goes to kill it. Jem stops her, saying the bug never did anything to harm her. Scout heeds his request and carefully takes the bug outside, noting internally that if anything, certainly gender roles in 1935 were written in stone. There was very little leeway for boys to express their emotions or for girls to express their independence and strength.