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'Marine Officer: Scope of Sex Assault Problem Exaggerated'

1:53 PM, Jul 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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From the Marine Corps Times:

 Lindsay Rodman is a Harvard-educated lawyer who delved into women studies as an undergraduate at Duke. She is also a Marine Corps officer.

Now assigned to the Pentagon as a lawyer, Capt. Rodman has viewed the growing debate over sexual assault in the military with growing alarm. Her concern: the Pentagon’s study on sexual assault has exaggerated the scope of the problem, leading to Draconian “solutions” from Capitol Hill that will only make things worse.

“If we are exaggerating what is going on rather than being precise about it then we are doing ourselves a disservice by helping perpetuate the problem,” Rodman says.

Rodman, 32, hastens to say she is speaking as an individual and not on behalf of the Marine Corps or the Pentagon. She recently has been assigned to the Joint Staff as a lawyer concentrating on sexual assault issues, but as a junior officer will have little influence over policy.

Whole thing here.

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