Commercial Rant Muna

Two things made me very upset today (well, there were three, but the third one is a constant source of disturbance so what's new right?).

First up was news I heard on the radio that some politician was lambasting the UP Oblation Run, as well as commenting that UP was breeding destabilizers. I was seriously, tsk-tsking, and saying "ano ba yan" and rolling my eyes as Mike Enriquez was blabbing off about the politician. When Mike Enriquez commented Ang dami-daming problema ng Pilipinas, yan ang pinoproblema nyo or something to that effect (not a direct quote to ha), I was smirking in agreement.

Came across again the "issue" while I was browsing caffeinesparks blog. Searched, and here's the article.

Nakakairita talaga!!!

Is he serious about the UP Oblation Run? "Maybe we are going in that direction... there are now women running naked. I will not be surprised if they will go to school with only their books, nothing more" Is he serious about that observation?!?! My god, the Oblation Run is a fraternity tradition, at sa pagkakaalam ko, yung mga babae na sumali dun sa Oblation Run last year, eh hindi namang pinaniniwalaang taga-UP, at nakisawsaw lang sa event na yun. Tsaka ilang taon na 'tong Oblation Run na'to, at ngayon lang sya magrereklamo? Hello, one fraternity's tradition will not make or break a university's future.

That school breeds the destabilizers that haunt the country year after year. They are acting as if they are the only ones who know how to run the country.” Sir, nakapunta na ba kayo ng UP ngayon? Sadly, minority na lang ng population ang mga aktibista. At kung meron man, hindi na sila sineseryoso. Mas marami ng estudyante ngayon sa UP na nakatambay na lang sa AS steps. O kaya naman eh seryoso talaga sila sa pag-aaral. Mas marami na ngayong mga UP students ang walang pakialam sa gobyerno (inaamin ko, isa nako dun). Masuwerte na nga ako na may kaibigan akong aktibista, at namundok sya para makatulong sa mga komunidad don. I can hardly call helping out the farming community as destabilizing the government.

Ba't ba ako affected?!? Ewan. Nakakainis lang talaga na marinig 'yang mga ganyang comments na yan sa umaga. Sabi nga naman ni Ramil wala namang nakikinig sa lalaking ito. Well-behaved my ass. How do UST students feel kaya that one of them is babbling off like this?

Okay, on to the second upsetting thing. Baka sabihin na destabilizer na rin ako.

I was browsing DearSugar kanina, when I came across this poll: Do you think working women make good wives. The poll was based on an article titled "Don't Marry Career Women" written by a certain Michael Noer.

Oh my goddess (as pinky would say hehe, pahiram ha pinky!) nang-galaitin ako habang binabasa ko yon!!!

Although I am not part of the defined career girl (I do have university-level education, working more than 35 hours a week outside the home but sadly I do not make more than $30,000 a year, asa pa) I am still very offended by what this guy wrote and all the implications he gave on the tests that he was rattling off in his article.

If they quit their jobs and stay home with the kids, they will be unhappy (Journal of Marriage and Family, 2003). They will be unhappy if they make more money than you do (Social Forces, 2006). You will be unhappy if they make more money than you do (Journal of Marriage and Family, 2001). You will be more likely to fall ill (American Journal of Sociology). Even your house will be dirtier (Institute for Social Research).

Eh kasi asan na ang mga lalaki sa marriage na yan diba??? Staying at home and being with the kids as a full-time job can make ANYBODY crazy. Where is the husband who should be helping out too, and giving the wife some me-time to recoup her sanity? Of course the wives are unhappy when they make more money than the husbands, because we know it's going to be a BIG ISSUE -- which is right on track, because the husbands ARE unhappy when the wives make more money than they do. More likely to fall ill??? A dirtier house??? Things or issues that can be avoided if the husband is responsible enough, and not depending on his wife for everything.

The other reason a career can hurt a marriage will be obvious to anyone who has seen their mate run off with a co-worker: When your spouse works outside the home, chances increase they'll meet someone they like more than you. "The work environment provides a host of potential partners," researcher Adrian J. Blow reported in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, "and individuals frequently find themselves spending a great deal of time with these individuals."

Okay, this phenomenon does not happen only with those career wives. We all fucking know about the successful career man running off with the hot young secretary, right? Or they spend more time with the hot young newbie from the office, playing DOTA, having margaritas for lunch after office hours, or making diskarte over YM? Ay, asawa ko lang pala gumagawa non *rolls eyes* :P

Women's work hours consistently increase divorce, whereas increases in men's work hours often have no statistical effect. Alam nyo kung bakit??? Ibig sabihin lang non, yung lalaki di napupunan yung kakulangan ng babae kung mas nafofocus na sya sa work, while the wife makes sure na kahit na mas focused sa work ang husband eh okay pa rin ang marriage nila. Tama ba?!?

Hay naku, good thing Elizabeth Corcoran wrote what she did because it's true naman! What are the men doing?!? Aber? Men, or husbands, should not just gripe and whine that their marriage is failing because their wife is too busy climbing up the ladder -- do something about it!

[And, regarding the hot yung newbie mentioned above, I DID something about it. So there]


Sorry for such a rantful post, pero naiba naman diba, naging socially relevant nako? Ehehehe. And yes, I was worked up and full of emotions while writing this down, so pasensya na lang sa mga natamaan.


  1. sa first part lang ako magccomment kasi di naman ako career woman. hahaha!

    nwy, tama ka, senseless nga mga sinasabi niya. AS IF HE KNOWS WHAT'S REALLY KEEPING THIS UNIVERSITY GREAT. wala naman siyang alam. basta isa lang masasabi ko reading his arguments, bobo siya. :)

  2. whoa tapang drei ah hehehhe. kainis lang kasi sya eh. hmp.

  3. Ah, the gentrification of UP. I wonder if the administration is purposely admitting more and more students from middle to the upper middle classes or kids from public schools just can't make it in UP due to declining standards of public education.

  4. sparks, i think its both.

  5. Anonymous2:58 PM

    thomasian ba sya? nahiya naman ako bigla.. nung nabalitaan k oren yan nainis ako.. parang wtf? ewan ko ba... papansin namna talaga yan ever since eh.. garr...

  6. abi, sabi nya UST grad daw sya eh.

    from this:

    Asked what school he graduated from, Gonzalez replied: “University of Sto. Tomas... that’s why I am well-behaved.”

  7. Anonymous11:45 AM

    syet. i received a text about this article but i didn't read the article until today lang because i knew i would be pissed off. and nakakainis talaga. baka naman hindi nakapasa ng upcat kaya pinag iinitan nya ang up.

  8. karol, nakakainis naman kasi talaga eh!!! hehe, worked up pa rin noh?