In an episode in Season 2 Robin Wright and another woman are in a meeting with a couple of generals; they’re unhappy with the military procedure for dealing with in-service rape. The generals are defending the procedure and at one point Robin Wright quotes from the military guidelines. The gist is “Sometimes it may be advisable to submit rather than resist the rape.” Having quoted this Wright looks accusingly at the generals and says, “I think you’ll agree the protocol needs revision.” The generals shuffle nervously in their seats and look guilty.
But what the hell is wrong with that advice? I can readily think of scenarios in which submission would be not only advisable but essential - “Resist and I’ll kill you” being the first that springs to mind.
This is an intelligently written series. So why is the implication made that this advice in the military protocol is somehow antediluvian? Am I missing something?