"Although they had nothing in common with the views of each other, they had everything in common with one thing: the promise and threat of men. Here, they agreed, was where security and risk lay. And both had come to terms. Some, like Lina, who had experienced both deliverance and destruction at their hands, withdrew. Some. like Sorrow, who apparently were never coached by other females, became their play. Some like her shipmates fought them. Others, the pious, obeyed them. And a few like herself, after a mutual loving relationship, became like children when the man was gone."
pg. 115 The churched women vs Rebekka's shipmates