In Volume 16, Miko Ino does and says some things that don't seem to match her rigid sense of justice and morality. In Battle 154: Kaguya Shinomiya's Impossible Demand: "A Cowrie a Swallow Gave Birth To," Part 2, Miko Ino offers alcoholic truffles to her classmates at a party, saying,
"If you want to get drunk for real, you can have some of my whiskey-filled truffles."
When asked whether this is legal, Miko Ino replies with a legal loophole,
"The Minors Prohibition Act forbids the serving of alcohol to underage kids. But food isn't forbidden, so it's legal. Plausible deniability. But please don't have too many."
Then, even worse, in Battle 156: Miko Ino Can't Love, Part 2, Miko Ino chastises Ishigami for not engaging in promiscuous activities with someone who might have been drunk (Ino might not have known this) and who was only willing to engage in such activities out of pity for Ishigami (or rather, she didn't want to let him down or hurt him). Miko Ino says,
"How could you be so stupid?! I can't believe you just ran out of the room and abandoned Tsubame! You chose your stupid pride over... Sigh You're beyond help. You must have hurt Tsubame's feelings. You're a man... Why would you get cold feet? You should have considered how she would feel if you rejected her."
What is the best way to understand these events? Is Miko Ino distraught and acting out of character? Has the craziness of the student council eroded her sense of justice? Or is this a matter of cultural difference? Are Japan's mores so different from the ones I'm familiar with in my own culture that it causes these events to seem strange? I suspect there is a difference in mores, but I've seen Ino complain about illicit relationships , so I'm not sure cultural differences can fully explain this.