New Hampshire Selectman Calls Domestic Violence A Gimmick

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.

conway-town-hallAs one might expect, Dickinson’s critics appropriately called him a “Neanderthal” and the Selectmen’s actions a “shameful snub.”

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.

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4 Responses to New Hampshire Selectman Calls Domestic Violence A Gimmick

  1. NH says:

    Gosh I hope he doesn’t back down!

    My boyfriend’s ex wife used this excuse to try to get more money from him and speed up an excuse for their divorce.

    I’ve heard of so many cases. Crow is right!

  2. Robert Brown says:

    To learn about male victims of domestic violence, you may wish to consult the following online resources:

    California State Long Beach Professor Martin Fiebert’s summary of over 200 studies found in online bibliography at: http://www.csulb.edu/~mfiebert/assault.htm.
    Prof. Linda Kelly, ‘Disabusing the Definition of Domestic Abuse,’ 30 Florida State Law Review 791 (2003): http://www.law.fsu.edu/journals/lawreview/downloads/304/kelly.pdf.
    Prof. Don Dutton, ‘Transforming a flawed policy: A call to revive psychology and science in domestic violence research and practice,’ Aggression and Violent Behavior, (11) 2006, 457-483: http://www.nfvlrc.org/docs/DuttonCorvo.policypaper.pdf
    Harvard Medical School: http://www.patienteducationcenter.org/aspx/HealthELibrary/HealthETopic.aspx?cid=M0907d
    University of New Hampshire: http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2006/may/em_060519male.cfm?type=n
    Canadian Government Report: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/Intimate_Partner.pdf
    Domestic abuse role reversal: According to surveys cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 835,000 men are sexually or physically assaulted by an intimate partner every year in the United States… http://www.cafcusa.org/docs/cctimes_domestic_abuse.pdf

    Feminist Urban Legends: http://www.ifeminists.com/introduction/editorials/2002/1112.html
    Violent Women Video: In our society it is alright for a woman to attack a man. It is never alright for a man to defend himself against an attacking woman. If it does not sit right with you that there is never an excuse for men to fight back against a woman, you better have a look at the video. http://www.blog.fathersforlife.org/2008/10/22/violent-women

  3. mens/fathers rights says:

    When police are called to a “domestic”, it is the male that gets arrested, even if the violent party was the women.
    Goto Glennsacks dot com and read more if you don’t believe me.

  4. Strickland says:

    How do I find out about any advocates for males going through a divorce with women that abuse them in the state of New Hamphire?

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