I was flipping through my Facebook page for feeds and came across Mr. Danny Quinto’s post which he dedicates his thoughts and feelings to what he termed, “The special women in our lives”, it being March 8 – International Women’s Day. I read through it with a smile on my face.
But then I was once more haunted by a nudge to comment on an article written by a man known to many in the city. I just could not brush off my disdain and disappointment for a part of that article. The article came out in the January 22, 2017 issue of the Midland Courier. He wrote of the Miss Universe candidates’ visit to Baguio. As I did not have the chance to watch the Miss Universe candidates’ motorcade nor dine with them at the Baguio Country Club, I decided to read.
He was informative as he described the activities the candidates had during their one-day stint in the city. I found him poetic as he shared his opinion on what beauty is to him. And it was indeed sweet of him to dedicate a short paragraph of his encounter with Miss Korea.
But then the article went downhill from there. A third of the article was all about “jokes”, which was chauvinistic and callous in nature. True, everyone is entitled to his or her opinion but that was not even an opinion unless he intended to be sarcastic. “Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely invaded.” – Dostoyevsky.
Sir, neither did your disclaimer on the penis joke do you justice at all.