The Selectmen at Conway, New Hampshire voted 4-1 against allocating $7,500 to fund the Starting Point, a shelter for abused women.
“There are a lot of women who use (domestic violence) as a gimmick in divorce proceedings. All they have to do is call the police and get the person thrown out. If I call the police and say you’re abusing me, they’d have to believe me. I wish people would split up and be more polite about it,” Selectman Crow Dickinson said.
Dickinson then urged his critics to attend a March meeting to overrule the decision.
“But I don’t want to talk to a group of 20 raging women individually. I want to talk to a group of women who seriously want to get the appropriation increased,” said Dickinson.
Now he is interested in increasing the appropriation; it sounds like he has become a believer in the cause.