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Mom to DS 5, my sweet wordy-bird!
The rape accusation went right over her head. What she understood was that an innocent black man was accused of hitting a white girl. In fact, I don't believe they even use the word "rape." I believe they say "he took advantage of me" and bring up "a violation." Since the story worked without her understanding that aspect of the accusation or how much more dire it made the situation, I didn't feel any need to point out the truth of the matter.
Mommy to kids
|they not only use the word rape but also Scout very specifically asks "What is rape?" to both Calpurnia and Atticus. Atticus describes it as carnally taking a woman by force I believe.|
but everything has pros and cons