Appropriately titled “Suck”, it begins with a super heated scene between the Major and the Sergeant. Lauren gets pushed aside and told that there is nothing that can be done, absolutely nothing, and if she continues forward and does not “Embrace the Suck”, she will lose her career.
Directly after Captain Masters comes at her with other situations where women had been assaulted and tried to come forward with the truth. She throws the Sergeant a line telling her she has a contact at the Huffington Post who could bring this all to light, but it will all come down on her.
Sergeant Weils embraces the suck, choosing her career.
I can’t help but wonder how many other women in a similar situation have chosen the same. Out of fear, love for their work, their country. I think I would probably push forward with charges, but I cannot denounce anyone who chooses like the Sergeant.
I can denounce the system in place that allows such things to happen and be buried, and I do.