Sen. Murphy made the comments in a Twitter thread after reading the book "Of Boys And Men," in which author Richard Reeves details the struggles that boys and men face in modern society.
The Democrat senator called the author's work both "excellent" and "necessary," and explained that "the left is missing the crisis happening with men today and we need to talk about it openly and without fear."
"We cannot avoid the biological/evolutionary differences between men and women. It’s not 'toxic masculinity' that causes men to commit 90% of murders, for instance. Both biology and thousand of years of culture have wired men differently. Policy has to acknowledge that," Murphy tweeted.
Murphy compared Reeve's work to the findings in his own book titled, "The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy," and explained that there is a significant "identity crisis happening with men" that "lost their roles as primary family earners" in just one short generation.
While Murphy said that the United States should not "go back to the 1950s," he slammed liberals for telling men to just "get over it," which he detailed in the thread.
Sen. Murphy wrote that "Reeves is smart to suggest policies shaped toward men's needs. More hands on instruction for boys, who learn differently. More rights (and expectations) for non-married fathers. More paths (and less shaming) of men who go into teaching, health care, and social work."
In conclusion, the Democrat senator called on his party to acknowledge their vilification of men in America and to work to find solutions to address the war on biology.
"But the bottom line for progressives is that our reaction to the Hawley book can’t be to think men and masculinity is just something the right talks about. There is something profound happening with American men and the left should address it with more responsible solutions," Murphy said, as he referenced Republican Senator Josh Hawley's book titled "Manhood."
Sen. Murphy's comments come as the Biden administration proposes changes to Title IX, which would allow trans-identified men to compete against biological women in sports, a policy that is being backed by congressional Democrats.
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