I get annoyed with this argument:
You say "in the military today things like that would never be tolerated".
Someone replies that "in the 24th century things might be done differently" or something to that effect.
Yet, when people complain about the character of T'Ryssa we get the following
"twenty six year olds today do things like that, why would they be different in the 24th century".
You can't have it both ways.
Either justify the way things are written by the fact that things change or that they don't change.
You can't do both