Building community and heart into the Firefly 'verse
Choosing to live a life of love historically has always been hard for the female sex. All simple choices involved ownership by one man or another... or perhaps celibacy through being embraced by a Convent of various religions.
As anyone can attest to... love is often far from simple and straightforward.. to learn it well is a little like learning the subtleties of an instrument. No wonder women who learned to steer such a course in their lives were often labelled as 'tricksy'...