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:

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  • mole_face

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

    • Chaorder Gradient

      wow. Easy glide really is on the package…. i.. i dont even.

      “Feel the Smoothness!”

  • Andrew

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

    • Chaorder Gradient

      I was thinking the same thing, but then i thought the female alternative would be awkward to say the least and probably produce bad handwriting.

  • Anarchy Pony

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

  • Sonnenritter

    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

    • Andrew
    • Jin The Ninja

      ah bullshit. imperialism is the highest form of patriarchy.

      • Sonnenritter

        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?

        • Andrew

          Sometimes imperialism is a good thing.

          • MoralDrift

            depends on the emperor

        • Jin The Ninja

          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

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

      • Sonnenritter

        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

          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. 

  • saint_al

    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

  • DeepCough

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

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