Finally, Amazon Sells Pens For Women

Some would argue that in our patriarchal, capitalist society, the male-female gender binary is enforced and emphasized, and a never-ending supply of unnecessary consumer items is churned out for people to purchase. Case in point, presenting BIC’s new “For Her” line of pens, with pink coloring and easy glide smoothness (Women were having difficulty pushing pens across paper?) , at last allowing the fairer sex to write by hand. Now for sale on Amazon:

17 Comments on "Finally, Amazon Sells Pens For Women"

  1. mole_face | Aug 31, 2012 at 11:37 am |

    Runs on two AAA batteries – “Easy Glide” sold separately.

  2. They look just as phallic as men’s pens to me.

  3. Anarchy Pony | Aug 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm |

    Finally the struggle between the genders can be put to rest.

  4. Sonnenritter | Aug 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm |

    lol, our culture is not remotely patriarchal. in the cosmopolitan centers of imperial commerce and power our society is totally neutered and deracinated. its a bonobo masturbation society, an opposite of patriarchy. patriarchal concepts like honor and strength have been totally abandoned

    • Jin The Ninja | Aug 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm |

      ah bullshit. imperialism is the highest form of patriarchy.

      • Sonnenritter | Aug 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm |

        If imperialism is ‘the highest form of patriarchy’ then why are the imperial nexuses also centers of feminism and liberalism? Patriarchy is confined to podunk provincial backwaters which haven’t caught up to the latest fashions and trends of the empire. In fact, feminism is one of the JUSTIFICATIONS for imperialism in the modern west. Remember that Time magazine cover of the Afghan girl whose nose was hacked off by the Taliban?

        • Sometimes imperialism is a good thing.

        • Jin The Ninja | Sep 4, 2012 at 11:25 am |

          western, white ‘feminism’ may serve as a rhetorical vehicle for imperialism, but they are by no means linked. feminism implies agency and autonomy. Can you name any ‘nexus’ of feminism and liberalism? And i was specifically speaking of rad fem, 3rd and 4th world feminism- which is opposed to liberalism.

    • bobbiethejean | Aug 31, 2012 at 8:02 pm |

       When a government is almost 90% run by men, that is, by definition, a patriarchy, doofus.

      • Sonnenritter | Sep 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm |

        Nope. That statistic is no more indicative of ‘patriarchy’ than the fact that more than 90% of engineers are men. You will only ever have gender parity among politicians in countries that enforce gender quotas, because it is unnatural. 

        • bobbiethejean | Sep 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm |

          You are wrong.

          The fact that men tend to be more inclined (either inherently, through societal, conditioning or both) to be engineers is not even remotely comparable to the fact we are living in a definitional patriarchy. You can tapdance all you like but the fact is, it’s a patriarchy BY DEFINITION. 

  5. Product will die like the Bic Banana (mid-’70s) did. The TV ad for that one featured Charles Nelson Reilly in a banana suit(?!).
    /prefer a Pilot G2, medium black

  6. DeepCough | Aug 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm |

    Well, no manly-man named Manfred would ever buy pens in pink and purple casing.

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