Growing up, I resented that boys weren’t more forward. The system really does reward pushy, forthright girls who aren’t afraid to reach for what they want, but at the same time the media bullies us into thinking that a “good girl” doesn’t act like that. So we end up simmering with rage toward the girls who bust a move.
As an adult, I feel it’s better to be on the floor dancing than sitting on the sidelines because no one went through the proper channels to ask you to dance. I would have told my younger self to take what she wants before someone puts it out of reach. I think Tuna is being that little voice here.