Last updated on Jan 19th, 2021 at 02:06 pm
There are a lot of noticeable differences between men and women.
Clothes, fragrances, vitamins and lots more have been specially designed and formulated for the unique needs and desires of each sex.
The latest in the â??his and hersâ?? collection is a range of pens designed exclusively for women by global manufacturers Bic.
A pen, you may ask?
Yes, indeed. This pen is like no other and is a first of its kind.
Heralded for its sleek design and palette of pretty colours, this pen is designed by er, the creators of pens, to ‘fit comfortably in a woman’s hand’.
I’m expecting women from all over the world to storm the stationery shops as well as empty their cupboards and drawers of all those sexist and discriminatory pens.
In fact, I’m on my way to get me one right now.
So whatâ??s all the fuss about?
The problem is that not all women are dainty creatures with lady-like hands and fingers.
And not all women love pink.
Furthermore I’ve never heard a single woman complain about the discomfort of using their pen.
A furore has erupted over the internet with women from all over the world attacking the Bic Cristal for Her pen on review site Amazon.
â??Since Iâ??ve begun using these pens, men have found me more attractive and approachable…Those smart men in marketing have come up with a pen that my lady parts can really identify with,â? said one not-so subtle female reviewer.
Said another: â??Every ‘her’ in my family will be getting these for Christmas; at last, equal pens for equal work.â?
â??I was trying to buy these pens not to callous my porcelain hands, or chip my pretty pink princess nail polish whilst writing my daily entries on love, loss, muffins, and muffin tops in my sticker covered diary,â? ridiculed another.
Linda Kwong, Bicâ??s spokeswoman, no less, responded in a statement: â??We appreciate hearing honest feedback from all of our consumers, whether it is regarding a promotion, advertising campaign, or product. As a global consumer products company, Bic wants to hear these important comments.â?
Pens for men
One has to ask the question: have women around the world been using pens designed solely for male pleasure and comfort?
And why didn’t anyone ever think of this genius creation before? (Note the sarcasm).
So what is it about our XX chromosome that makes our phalanx bones so different from our male counterparts?
Website HandResearch.com points out that the female thumb and index finger (as compared to the ring finger) are sizeably longer than the opposite sex whilst the little or pinky finger is shorter.
No one size fits all model
However this standard research is not a one size fits all model (no pun intended). Men have been noted for their slightly effeminate hands (Justin Bieber and Robert Pattinson, I’m talking to you), and on the other side of the spectrum woman with their veiny, claw-like hands (Angelina Jolie and of course Miss Caster Semenya).
Yes, women would appreciate the pretty packaging and practical design of any object.
But I ask, what is the necessity of marketing a mundane object such as a pen (which has for the past four centuries served us well) exclusively for women?
I guess we could be making much out of nothing.
Perhaps they were just trying to provide some extra comfort and cheer to our daily lives.
Afterall, everyone knows beauty is pain.
What we would love to know is if this ‘innovation’ will spark a new trend?
Computer keyboards, remote controls, cutlery, the list goes on….
Alas fair maiden, your pink pen awaits you…