Hawley’s advice for young men: ‘Log off the porn and go ask a real woman on a date’

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) spoke with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday and defended his call for young men to ditch porn and ask women out on a date in a fiery speech he gave at the Turning Point USA conference over the weekend.

(Video Credit: Fox News)

“Young men, let me make a suggestion to you. Why don’t you turn off the computer and log off the porn and go ask a real woman on a date, how about that? It’s just a thought. Ask her out. Young men, why don’t you be the ones to do the asking?” Hawley said in his speech given at the TPUSA conference.

Carlson played the clip and then introduced Hawley.

“Tell us why, I mean you’re a US Senator. You helped negotiate trade deals, but you mentioned human relationships, why?” Carlson asked him.

“Well somebody’s got to be honest and tell the truth to these young men,” Hawley asserted. “And the truth is that what the porn industry is selling them is a total lie and the truth is American society needs them. We need them to step up, we need them to go get married and have families and be responsible husbands and fathers.”

This type of talk used to be a regular thing where male leaders advised young men, giving them life advice. Not so much anymore. Hawley is evidently trying to rectify that.

This society is impoverished because too many young men are too despairing or too checked out on social media or porn to be doing what we need them to do as a country,” he remarked. “It is time to call on young people, in particular, young men to be something more. They want to be called to it. They don’t want to be sold the bill of goods anymore, somebody needs to tell them the truth.”

Carlson was in full agreement with the advice given by Hawley.

“I think that’s exactly right, but you are one of the very few people who said anything like this, certainly one of the very few elected officials because it’s considered really embarrassing to notice this is happening. Why don’t more people say anything, it seems like it’s transformed society completely?” Carlson asked.

“I think that’s because the liberal culture, what the message to young people is the most you can aspire to in life is to be a consumer who sits in a cubicle in front of a computer all day and doesn’t ask questions or doesn’t do anything meaningful with their life,” Hawley told the Fox News host. “What we need to say to young men and young women too is it’s just the opposite. Aspire to be something more than a consumer. And for young men, aspire to be something more than a consumer of pornography.”

Then he noted that young men actually want to lead moral, responsible lives. Something leftists don’t seem to be able to stomach.

“Aspire to create something of your life like create a family, for instance,” the senator urged. “That is the single greatest act of rebellion if you like against the liberal culture that is suppressing people’s desires… that is suppressing their potential… is to go out and actually engage in real relationships, get married, have a family, have kids, have your own ideas and be a responsible member of society. This is what people are built to do. This is what young people want to do, they want to be challenged in this way.”

“I’m sure clips of you you saying that will be everywhere later and all the cool kids will be making fun of you. The cool kids who are not yet 60 and childless. I hope you keep saying it because I think it’s clearly really true. I think it’s brave in the context of today,” Carlson concluded.

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