Gender Roles

“‘What she doin’ coming back here in dem overhalls? Can’t she find no dress to put on?…”

“Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston (pg.33)

This quote stuck out to me because they  judge her for wearing overalls, and immediately say that she should put on a dress, a traditionally feminine article of clothing. She was just burying the dead, and is immediately judged upon her return from this depressing task.