Sen. Hawley: Masculinity is a virtue not a danger

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-MO speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine Texas' abortion law, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 29, 2021. (Photo by Tom Williams / POOL / AFP) (Photo by TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-MO speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine Texas’ abortion law, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 29, 2021. (Photo by TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has called out the left’s attack on masculine men. Hawley said American society is in dire need of courageous, assertive and independent men.

Recently speaking in Orlando, Hawley stressed masculinity is a virtue and not a danger, but mainstream institutions are claiming the opposite.

“It’s also in our grade schools where boys are increasingly treated like an illness in search of a cure. That boys are too rambunctious, they’re diagnosed with hyperactivity disorder, medicated into submission. Hollywood delivers the toxic masculinity theme ad nauseam in television and film,” added the senator.

Hawley warned if the left continues pushing the idea that masculinity is toxic, it will lead future generations down a spiritually dead path. He said consequences are wide-ranging and begin with increased depression and anxiety.

Hawley stressed generations of men have found meaning in freedom, getting married and providing for their family. However, he warned the left’s government regulations are taking these senses of purpose away.

The Republican said moving forward, in public schools, churches and at home men should be taught to be proud of their masculine traits and not to bottle them up. He also suggested making family the center of political life and stressed there is no higher calling nor greater duty than raising a family, adding every American man should be encouraged to pursue it without an apology.

While the left continues their attempt to capitalize on the idea of toxic masculinity, Hawley continues to push back by unapologetically standing by his values and striving to be a role model for men across the country.

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