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Mar012010

Reid unapologetic for linking unemployment to violence against women

Advocates for men are calling for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to apologize for suggesting Monday that men are more likely than women to commit domestic violence, especially when they’re out of work for long periods of time.

Advocates for men are calling for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to apologize for suggesting that men are more likely than women to commit domestic violence, especially when they’re out of work for long periods of time.

But Reid’s spokesman told FoxNews.com on Tuesday that the Nevada Democrat is not apologizing for arguing during Senate debate a day earlier that the $15 billion jobs bill he is sponsoring should be passed to help prevent an uptick in violence.

Marty Nemko, co-president of The National Organization for Men, described Reid’s comments as “irresponsible,” citing numerous studies that show women are just as likely or even more so to commit domestic violence against their male partners.

Nemko also noted that that the police reports women advocacy organizations use are misleading because “men are embarrassed to say their wives beat them over the head with a frying pan.”

“Instead of looking to try and find men jobs, he’s bashing men completely unfairly,” Nemko told FoxNews.com.

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