WaPo op-ed labels Sen. Hawley 'manhood-obsessed hypocrite'

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‘Outnumbered’ co-hosts react to a Washington Post opinion piece criticizing Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., over concepts of masculinity.

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43 comments

Becky B August 5, 2022 - 4:11 AM

We need smart father's and men. To say that is bad. Washington post is the one that
is races. To attack ones gender is wrong.
That is hate speech.
Boo… to he Washington post hate
speech on men.

J M Nightingale August 5, 2022 - 4:12 AM

Wapo is simply a propaganda outlet for the oligarchy. What reasonable, informed person pays any attention to the garbage they spew?

Booozy3050 August 5, 2022 - 4:12 AM

"Waaaa POO" are a bunch of soy drenched lie mongering fools posing as journalists. I'm surprised their print is even worth talking about anymore. They can't even admit retractions, they just change the original story and hope nobody notices.

My state elected Josh as a man that's not afraid of the deep state, and the deep state hates us for that.

Beau Morris August 5, 2022 - 4:12 AM

Seems to me that the reporter is the one that's the racist.

Bob Karger August 5, 2022 - 4:15 AM

Somebody must be smoking his socks??
LMAO

Angela Defabls August 5, 2022 - 4:15 AM

If he's a racist because he's masculine what does that say about the black male aren't they masculine too

Beau Morris August 5, 2022 - 4:16 AM

Like football players aren't supposed to be masculine.?

Minute Meditations August 5, 2022 - 4:18 AM

Nailed it. They left out that he is a closet homosexual as well, but mostly, very on point and accurate description.

Ramina Linten August 5, 2022 - 4:18 AM

Ain’t no hood like manhood 😋😅

Sherry Belle August 5, 2022 - 4:18 AM

lol Fox insulting hawley and then pretending like they are fans Is so classic of them. We’re going to drag you through the mud bro but down worry you have pretty hair you loser.

Dr. Claw. August 5, 2022 - 4:19 AM

As soon as you use race and personal insult to attack the person you disagree with, then I know that your argument comes from unintelligence.

Nancy Fritz August 5, 2022 - 4:19 AM

How these wanna be Barbies can sit there in their stilettos , perfect makeup/ hair and comment on this 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Republicans try to portray themselves as being overly masculine and their women as just something to like at. The only reason these women have been able to get where they are is to please the fox audience of older white , under educated mostly males who watch them

Jimmy Warrick August 5, 2022 - 4:20 AM

Hahahahaha LIBERALS could turn shitting in the woods a racist situation! RIDICULOUS!

David Sibley August 5, 2022 - 4:20 AM

Washington Post, GTH

Raymond Dowling August 5, 2022 - 4:23 AM

Hell yeah that's sweet he's getting to them.

Leon Beever August 5, 2022 - 4:24 AM

The Washington post is a joke.

BRZRKR August 5, 2022 - 4:27 AM

fox should give these ladies their own "view" show for sane and patriotic people

Christopher Martin August 5, 2022 - 4:27 AM

That guy wearing disco shoes while listening to these abhorrent women talk about “masculinity” is laughable.

Fritz Volz August 5, 2022 - 4:28 AM

Josh Hawley is more of a man; than anybody at Washington Post.

Connor Mullen August 5, 2022 - 4:28 AM

He kinda is tho.. 😂

Jtedls Sterling August 5, 2022 - 4:32 AM

Sen Hawley is an Austin butler lookalike 🥰

Michael August 5, 2022 - 4:33 AM

Senator Josh Hawley has all of the hallmarks of a racist rapist.

Michael August 5, 2022 - 4:34 AM

Mitch McConnell needs to resign after showing the country how out of step he is with…not just the American people, but with 80% of the party that HE LEADS. You should at least be in touch with those who you are leading. Mitch McConnell fought for years for conservative justices – he bragged about overturning Rowe v. Wade. Republicans didn't want it to be touched. Then the 'care for the military package' about burn pits. Many in the military are Republican. And Republicans stopped the bill that would allow them to get better treatment. How many in the military will hate Republicans for the rest of their lives because of the stunt of Mitch McConnell?? He is bad for America, he is bad even for his own party. Mitch McConnell needs to resign now.

A C August 5, 2022 - 4:34 AM

Every man in America should just take a week off.

luis segovia August 5, 2022 - 4:34 AM

We're masculine and we're always and will be here! So all of you unmasculine men and LGBTQXYZ++suck it up or not. I REALLY DON'T CARE!

YensecaTube August 5, 2022 - 4:35 AM

Problem is Real Republicans are shamed at the party today Because of the trump idiots and now they are pulling guns on us. At least i can converse with dems peacefully, you trumpers are mental and killing our party. Hawley sucks.

Nicie gunderson August 5, 2022 - 4:35 AM

What they need to do is look in the mirror at themselves

Roger Cisneros August 5, 2022 - 4:35 AM

He looked so masculine when he ran from the Trump mob on Jan 6th🐘

Frank Grabasse August 5, 2022 - 4:40 AM

I think it's great that Hawley has taken up running. I even saw him running in the capitol building on video.

Wanda C August 5, 2022 - 4:41 AM

It's funny how they can't Define a woman but they know all about masculinity amazing

Dianna Laubenberg August 5, 2022 - 4:42 AM

WaPo is trash.

John Brown August 5, 2022 - 4:43 AM

Senator Hawley is a fantastic role model for young American 🇺🇸 men. VOTE REPUBLICAN 100%

Cary Pollack August 5, 2022 - 4:43 AM

"LAUGHING AT HAWLEY"

Pumpkin Spice Karen August 5, 2022 - 4:43 AM

The same could be said for them in all of their arguments their "transhood" obsessed.
At least manhood is something someone can be proud of.

jonathan hartley August 5, 2022 - 4:44 AM

hold up, so a black guy is trying to smear a white guy by calling him out on white masculinity…that in itself is racist!!!

Larry Singleton August 5, 2022 - 4:44 AM

Opinion Josh Hawley’s problem with masculinity

By Jonathan Capehart – Columnist – WaPo

August 3, 2022

Ever since the Jan. 6 committee showed that video of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) running from the insurrectionist mob he’d earlier encouraged with a fist in the air, we’ve all had a good laugh at his expense. I mean, who doesn’t like a manhood-obsessed hypocrite getting a well-deserved public comeuppance?

But as clownish as Hawley comes across, we dismiss him at our own risk. He is selling a vision of masculinity to White America that has much more to do with prejudice than manliness. It’s an old story — but a successful one, and one that’s poised to catch on. Stopping that from happening will require offering an alternative, with better examples of what being a man really means.

During a recent interview, Jason Kander, an Afghanistan War veteran who in 2018 stepped away from rising success in the Democratic Party to tend to his mental health, broke down his fellow Missourian’s plan. Hawley, he said, “is positioning himself, and therefore his movement — his far-right, White-guy movement — as, ‘If you’re a man, then you believe in these things.’” These things, you could probably guess, are archconservative values such as the patriarchy, opposition to women’s bodily autonomy, support exclusively for heterosexual marriage, an aversion to labor organizing. In other words, as Kander told me via email later, Hawley is “making manhood synonymous with conservatism.”

The pitch holds natural appeal for older White men who already hew to traditional morals. But what about the younger White men who, as Kander says, watch Ultimate Fighting but still like their LGBTQ co-workers and have friends who have had abortions? Hawley figures he can woo them too, so long as they share one potent trait with the older group: racial resentment. This vision of masculinity is as much about being White as it is about being a man.

Jonathan Metzl, author of “Dying of Whiteness,” says Hawley’s harping on masculinity is a new version of an old game. “There has been a crisis of White masculinity since the ’50s, and every decade it gets rearticulated through similar themes. This crisis casts White men as victims against competition by women and non-White men in the labor market,” Metzl wrote in an email. “But Trump, the NRA, Tucker Carlson, Jordan Peterson and others have brought White male anxiety into the mainstream with the message that we are going to fight back as aggressively as possible. And, of course, casting yourself as a victim then obviates recognition of how you are in many cases the aggressor.”

At the beginning of his own book, “Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD,” Kander also touches on manhood. “It wasn’t like I’d grown up with a sense that being a man meant being tough or flinty or eating a lot of meat,” he writes. Kander knew his parents “didn’t want their sons to commit to the leathery Clint Eastwood archetype. I knew that being a man meant being dependable, taking care of your people, and going where you’re needed.”

Kander’s memoir isn’t meant to be a manhood manual. Yet in writing openly about dealing with the trauma that had him contemplating suicide, and giving space to his wife, Diana, to write about how everything affected her, Kander incidentally presents a refreshing version of masculinity, one that views vulnerability as a virtue on the endless journey to being the best man one can be for one’s family and community.

This is the opposite of what Hawley hawks. He has bemoaned what he calls “the left’s assault on the masculine virtues” and how this “crisis for men … [is] a crisis for the republic.” These wrongheaded themes will no doubt be the foundation of his forthcoming book, “Manhood: The Masculine Virtues America Needs.”

The jokes write themselves. “This is like me writing a cookbook. … I don’t know how to cook,” Kander said.

But when you have a huge group of people desperate to learn how to cook — people who feel as though their self-worth depends on cooking exactly the right way — they’re going to latch on to whatever cookbook comes their way. Hawley may be a clown, but he’s clever, too. He knows White men feel they’re facing a crisis, and he plans to give them an answer. Coincidentally, that answer just so happens to serve Hawley’s own interests, ambitions and even 2024 presidential run.

Masculinity should never be about exclusion or intolerance, nor displays of unyielding strength. Some of the best men I’ve known have had generous hearts that reinforced firm values and high expectations. Through their examples, I’ve learned more about what it means to be a man than anything Hawley could possibly present in a few hundred pages. Every man deserves a similar model. Because if you’re turning to Hawley for a how-to on manhood, you’re doing it all wrong.

Dave August 5, 2022 - 4:45 AM

Well he did run away like a scared little girl

INVICTUS FARMER August 5, 2022 - 4:45 AM

my god liberals are a waste of oxygen. how did this crap even happen. its like half this country got infected by stupid not covid.

Alan Garcia August 5, 2022 - 4:46 AM

What's going to happen is women are going to get more and more unhappy and more angry. Women are going to get angry when there are no respectful, responsible, MASCULINE men. There will be no worthwhile men to have children with, let alone raise children or support them. Women will get more and more angry asking why this is happening.

This is why and it is happening now.

Just saying August 5, 2022 - 4:47 AM

Imagine being so obsessed with femininity that you hate men. That's like 50 percent of American women.

Harold Humfree August 5, 2022 - 4:48 AM

That's rich. The Washington Post calling someone else a hypocrite.

Marcia Abbott August 5, 2022 - 4:49 AM

At least he knows his gender. He's doing a great job in Missouri and I'm thankful to have him.

Matthew Groves August 5, 2022 - 4:49 AM

Emily look so gorgeous and KAYLEIGH'S mcenany looks so gorgeous and lara Trump look hot