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Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:44 PM

Mob-Fleeing Dweeb Josh Hawley Is Writing a Book Called 'Manhood'

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), a man whose salary we all unfortunately help pay, is writing a book, or having someone write one under his name. Either way, it’s coming out in May 2023, and it’s called Manhood: The Masculine Virtues Americans Need.

We’ll save you the suspense: This book literally no one asked for is based on a speech Hawley once gave to fellow reactionary idiots:

"Can we be surprised that after years of being told that 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?"

Hawley announced the book days after he made headlines for running in fear away from a Capitol insurrection he helped foment. In a video shown at the House Jan. 6 hearings, which drew much laughter from the room, Hawley raises a fist in support of the mob of insurrectionists outside the Capitol, and then later literally sprints through the halls to escape them.

So this is definitely the most hilarious and humiliating possible moment for the senator to announce that he’s writing the definitive book on what it means to be a man. But conservative men will no doubt buy it nonetheless, because the masculinity panic on the Right is very real: Fox News darling Tucker Carlson, who hosted an entire special on how to raise testosterone levels earlier this year, had a former Abercrombie and Fitch manager on his to recommend tanning one’s testicles. Nevermind that experts warn that toasting your balls (“bromeopathic therapy,” as Carlson’s show called it) could actually kill a man’s fertility, because testicles hang outside the body specifically for the purpose of keeping sperm cool.

https://jezebel.com/mob-fleeing-dweeb-josh-hawley-is-writing-a-book-called-1849344640

I thought about putting this under Humor, but no, it's REAL.

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Jilly_in_VA Jul 28 OP
Shrike47 Jul 28 #1
grumpyduck Jul 28 #2
catbyte Jul 28 #3
Ocelot II Jul 28 #4
Caliman73 Jul 28 #5
Victor_c3 Jul 28 #6
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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:56 PM

1. It's fiction, a romance novel.

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Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:57 PM

2. I wonder who's ghost-writing it for him.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:58 PM

3. Ugh. To quote Judge Judy,



The only good thing about this is he's never going to live this down. The bad thing is he'll probably get re-elected just because there's an "R" after his name and this is Missouri we're talking about.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:40 PM

4. So I guess I'll write a book called "Astronaut"

or maybe "Prima Ballerina" or "Molecular Biologist," since I know about as much about those things as Josh "Speedy" Hawley knows about manhood.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:41 PM

5. Dude, in NO WAY is "manhood" the problem. Acting like an asshole is the problem.

Men and women have been socialized to behave in different ways, though there is alway overlap. Some of that difference is because of physiological differences (again, overlap). The problem is that throughout history, THE MEN in charge have both advantaged "male" or "Masculine" traits, and devalued "female" or Feminine" traits.

As women have demanded equitable treatment and respect, FRAGILE men have seen it as an attack on masculinity.

I am cis male and while I do not fit neatly into masculine/feminine traits, I like my tools, my sports, etc... but I am not a "manly man". What I DO NOT DO is treat women like sex objects, like "damsels in distress", like inferiors, or like some curiosity that I can't figure out. I treat women with respect and try to understand who they are as individual people and how their experience in the world, as women, has shaped their ideas.

People are not mad are MEN, they are made at MEN WHO ARE IDIOTS, like Josh Hawley.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:54 PM

6. Like so many of the fake "men" out there, it's all about show and bluster

For some, being a man means wearing work boots, driving a big truck, eating a lot of meat, and treating women like crap. These sorts of “men” are only about show and seldom show any real spine.

When duty calls, these guys run - just like their favorite chicken hawk politicians.

(As an aside and as a combat veteran, I can’t blame anyone for dodging the draft in Vietnam. I only hold a grudge against those who dodged the draft then went on to tout hawkish positions. They’re too scared to fight in a war themselves, but it’s fine for them to send other people’s children to die in a war)

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:56 PM

7. I heard it will be subtitled:

“…And Don’t Skip Leg Day!”

I have no way to verify this, but…

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 07:07 PM

8. In a grifter video game, this guy has just moved up a level.

I bet in the back of his mind, he fancies himself been president one day, like TFG

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