June 17, 2024

(Editors’ note: The Midland Courier is reprinting the columns of the late Atty. Benedicto T. Carantes as a tribute to one of its long-time columnists. This piece was published on March 15, 2015.)

Once upon a time all that the women wanted was to be granted the right of suffrage, marching and holding hands together to show unity of purpose.
When the privilege of the right to vote and to be voted upon was extended to their gender, that marked the beginning of more marches to come; marching for many other worthy causes, and more than anything, the seeming inequality between men and women that favors the men in near discrimination against the women.


Today the women want to take over from the men, who apparently lost all moral right to lead, concerned with more personal gain and power, practically neglecting the rest of their fellowmen.
This is practically true in the Philippines, where the men have greatly contributed to the ruin of the nation, and now it is up to the women to put the country back together – slowly but surely falling apart – before it is too late.
Whether the women will be up to the task remains to be seen, but maybe it is time for the women to show what they are capable of. Hopefully, it won’t be jumping from the frying pan into the fire.
We pray not.


As per biblical yore, it was Eve, the first woman, who struck a deal with the devil disguised as a serpent, and later on, using feminine wile (disguised as love and affection), convinced Adam to partake of the forbidden apple, and that was how we lost paradise. Who is to blame? The devil, the fruit, Eve, or the weakling Adam?


But following the theory of evolution, men evolved from the ape, and ribs had nothing to do with the creation of women.
But wait up, biologically, men and women are different in form and body, and procreation requires that the men be on top. Here again, the women are reversing positions, not really for the pleasure of the act, but for the thrill of it, so the men will know who is the real boss. Cunning versus gullibility, targeting macho men who do not know any better.


Whatever, in nearly everything – politics, business, sports, education – the women are about to dethrone the men. Serves them right for erroneously thinking that they are better than the women, good only for making babies and taking care of household chores. But on second thought, isn’t that the whole point?
Alas, today’s women are turning things around, and that the word husband should be changed to “houseband”. Anyway, let’s just keep our fingers crossed, and see what the women can do once they take charge.