I love this pondering. Also, my mother had that tape, too. My hair was always an unruly mop of curls (jew-fro my daughter calls it) but she used that tape on my little brother and his bangs looked the same as yours. And yup, the dispenser was pink, too.
As I was reading this, I couldn’t help but think of a piece I just read this morning. I think you might like it… I think a lot of the “no conflict” thing ingrained in so many women I know is the societal conditioning she talks about. And it’s an awesome read! :)