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A Hut with a View
By Rod Van Mechelen
Feminists rely on the riches created by men to afford them the luxury of attacking us. But their power depends on what Ayn Rand called the "sanction of the victim." When men en masse refuse to grant their sanction of the victim (as in MGTOW), the feminist movement will wither away.
Problem Solvers
1998 Bellevue, WA - Despite that the feminist movement has been primarily comprised of women complaining and, like little girls running to daddy, demanding that men solve their problems for them, many women still complain about men's tendency to offer solutions to problems, rather than sympathy. (You Just Don't Understand, Ballantine Books Edition, June 1991, Deborah Tannen, Ph.D., p 51 - 52)

Women can afford the luxury of complaining about the "male obsession" with problem solving precisely because men have solved, and continue to solve, the problems of survival. So how should men respond to this? Is the male ideology wrong for focusing on problem solving? That depends. Do women want a hut with a view, or a house?

Men's primary activities are largely defined by what they believe women want. If women valued listening skills more than problem-solving skills, men would listen, and we could all live in huts. But women value solved problems and houses more than huts and sympathetic masculine ears, so men are consummate problem solvers and society is the better for it.


Rod Van Mechelen

Rod Van Mechelen is the author of What Everyone Should Know about Feminist Issues: The Male-Positive Perspective (the page now includes several articles by other authors), and the publisher of The Backlash! @ He is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and served for 9-1/2 years on the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Council.


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