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Women Changing the Face of Senate Armed Services Panel

Meredith Shiner reports for Roll Call:

[Sen. Kirsten] Gillibrand sees a direct connection between the decision to allow women in combat and future incidents of sexual violence. “One question that has been raised is, will that help alleviate the number of sexual assaults by having women in combat, so there would be less overall discrimination in the armed services,” Gillibrand said. “That’s a question we don’t know the answer to, but it’s an interesting question, and hopefully, as women continue to elevate themselves in terms of rank and authority and supervising capacity, there will be less and less tolerance for this kind of behavior.”

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