Doubtblush: BIC Ball Pens For Her

We found this. We couldn't believe it was real - that people would pay cash money for it when they could instead spend it on food or something awesome like this. But it IS real, and people DO buy it. There are just some things we'll never understand...

When we heard the buzz that BIC was selling pens for Her ($4), we had to check it out for ourselves. Yup. Pens...for her. No more need to write with one of those pesky man pens. The barrels on these are apparently just a tad narrower than those on BIC's original line, meaning they didn't just change the color of plastic and call it a day. They were being considerate in thinking that our poor, widdle lady hands couldn't handle a normal-sized pen.Gee, BIC, how thoughtful!

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Posted on 08.30.12 at 9:55 AM

I hope that you have read the reviews for these pens on Amazon. They are pretty hilarious.

Celeste L.

Posted on 08.30.12 at 11:13 AM

The "man pen" phrase reminds me of the episode of Friends where Rachel tries her hand at writing a trashy romantic novel. The result is riddled with typos, one of which makes Ross say, "Have you gotten to the part about his 'huge, throbbing PENS?' I tell ya', you don't want to be in the room when he starts writing with THOSE."


Posted on 08.30.12 at 2:27 PM

Actually, I'm less concerned about the size of the pens, as design studies show that most industrial, art supplies, cars are designed based on proportions of an average man. They've done the same things to make tools for women because it increases your ease in using them, not because you're weak.

I'm annoyed by the fact they change the color every freaking time to some pastel nursery color with floaty script. Why do products for women have to be a designated color? What, black pen tops are just too harsh for my delicate eyes but it's ok on skanky lingerie?


Posted on 08.30.12 at 8:05 PM

I love these slightly slimmer pens, they feel a lot better in my hands than the normal ones. Don't really care about the color, though it makes them obviously different from the average ones.


Posted on 09.05.12 at 8:21 PM

It's a good idea to create pens in different sizes, because people like variety (and, hey, less plastic in landfills!). What I find truly offensive about this product is - no, not the color - the spelling of "cristal." Oy.

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