There is a scene in the movie “The Color Purple” that is iconic. Sophia has charged across the farm and is confronting Ceile in the cornfield. She is hurt and angry and she feels betrayed by Celie’s actions against her.

“All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my brothers. I had to fight my cousins and my uncles. A girl child ain’t safe in a family of men. But I never thought I’d have to fight in my own house.”