"There are a lot of women who use (domestic violence) as a gimmick in divorce proceedings," Selectman Crow Dickinson said in explaining his vote. "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." ...He understands the value, and he is correct. Note that his opponents cannot refute him; they just call him a Neanderthal instead.
"I think comments like that are blatantly based on Neanderthal thinking," she said. "I think it's a shame our legislators don't understand the value of a program such as Starting Point."
Monday, February 23, 2009
Domestic violence is a gimmick
The Boston Globe reports: