The Missouri conservative senator has garnered hateration from every corner of the Internets after an attack on two mainstays of online culture . . . Pr0n & video games.
The blow back (heh) from the online world has been far more intense then criticism he took for his controversial Capitol riot fist pump that fell along partisan lines.
Fact is . . .
Pr0n & video games rule the online world and this criticism hurts his standing amongst most men who are still able to achieve a woody.
The prudish gambit might play well amongst the old school Fox news crowd but seems like antiquated boomer lecturing for most people who enjoy FREEDOM to pick their own pastimes.
Actually . . .
The comment is unfortunate because Senator Hawley had a chance to appeal to the conservative NextGen but the remark demonstrates he doesn't have much understanding of what appeals to and influences most Americans.
In fairness, here's the money line that attempts to blame progressives for industries which are, for the most part, politically agnostic . . .
"The Left want to define traditional masculinity as toxic. They want to define the traditional masculine virtues — things like courage and independence and assertiveness — as a danger to society," Hawley, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, said, The Washington Post reported.
"Can we be surprised that after years of being told they are the problem, that their manhood is the problem, more and more men are withdrawing into the enclave of idleness and pornography and video games?" he added.
In his speech, the senator highlights economic socialism, critical race theory and gender ideology as a way to “deconstruct America.”
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Internets commentator Philly D takes apart Missouri Senator Josh Hawley in his intro and provides the lead image we're sharing . . . And then . . .
The effort to combat toxic masculinity in the US has led men to consume more pornography and play more video games, the Missouri senator Josh Hawley claimed in a speech to a group of Republicans.
This is the text of Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley's speech on Oct. 31 at the National Conservatism conference, which is running in Florida this year from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Good evening. It is a pleasure to be with you tonight. I had the honor to be at your inaugural conference two years ago.
Well, what are politicians blaming video games for now? Not violence, surprisingly, but instead for being a coping mechanism for men who have issues with their...manhood being questioned? At least that's what conservative Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) said at the National Conservatism Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley Joshua (Josh) David Hawley Senate panel advances Biden's pick to lead DOJ antitrust unit McConnell backs Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race Flake, Cindy McCain among latest Biden ambassadors confirmed after delay MORE (R) said at the National Conservatism Conference on Sunday that liberal attacks on masculinity create "idle men" who watch pornography and play video games.
Senator Josh Hawley on Monday suggested that men are viewing more pornography and playing more video games because of efforts to combat toxic masculinity that amount to attacks on "manhood".
Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley (R) claimed in a recent speech that the effort to combat toxic masculinity in the U.S. has unfairly forced men to withdraw from society, consuming more pornography and playing more video games. What do you think?
At the National Conservatism conference in Orlando on Sunday, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri gave a keynote speech on the plight of boys and men in this country who, he said, "are treated like an illness." Hawley's message focused on "the Left's attempt to give us a world beyond men."
You decide . . .