78 of 78 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bic for him
Interestingly enough, this is what I get if searching for "Bic for him".
Stylish Refillable Lighter
Because we manly men don't really need ink. We write with blood and fire.
Published 8 months ago by RustyGolem
2,544 of 2,558 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Insufficent
Normally I only use pens designed and created for real men, in colours appropriate to such instruments of masculinity - black like my chest hair or blue like the steely glint of my eyes, or the metallic paintwork of my convertible Mustang sportscar. Imagine then the situation I found myself in when, upon taking delivery of another shipment of motorbike parts and...
Published 8 months ago by Mr. J. Stevens
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655 of 665 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A treatise on the suitability of the pink pen,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)Pray, what is a 'pen'? I do like it so, because it is so pink, but I remain ignorant as to its practical use. Father says not to ask questions because it might give me wrinkles, and to carry on practising my charming giggle so I can one day ensnare a Duke - but I cannot help but be intrigued by the delicate pinkness of this curio. I can only assume that because it is pink, it is intended for a woman's useage. I am a woman, therefore perhaps I should have this pink so-called pen?
Does one place it delicately in the hair? Could one perhaps keep it in a box and take it out to peer at on occasion, when Father is busy in the library (wherever that is)? Is it an appropriate subject for after-dinner conversation? Might one take it on a lovely picnic in Hyde Park?
Naturally, we women are single-mindedly intrigued and captivated by the appearance and beauty of all things. It is almost as if my very womanhood calls out to objects of this colour and demands to be in possession of anything which combines the fascinating shading of red and white. If the 'pen' (an ugly name, I think) were not so pink, I should never have noticed it nor considered its potentialities as a purchase.
However, I am frightened and cautious as well as capricious and flighty, such as only a woman can be. Upon consultation with my conscience, I cannot in all good faith acquire such an item without being fully apprised as to its application. Now that I think upon it, I have heard mutterings about the use of 'pens' amongst Father's business associates whilst pouring the tea for them (though I am sure they cannot have pink ones! An absurd notion!), and this would indicate that they are wholly inappropriate utensils for the fairer sex. I fear I have been enticed into unhealthy enquiry by the dazzling genius of the manufacturer. In colouring this object so, he has perhaps some deviant purpose in mind, correctly assuming that one such as myself may happen upon it and be naturally, helplessly seduced by the hue irresistable.
I shall not be tempted. I shall not enquire nor express any future enquiry as to the purpose of the pink pen. I must not feel it throb in my fingers, if indeed that is where it is intended to be placed. I shall endeavor henceforth to merely collect other pink objects; shells, ribbons and pretty trinkets such as might be suitable for a girl of marriagable age and limited mental capacity.
291 of 295 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Might encourage Thinking,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)When I saw these I just had to have them, so I asked my Husband to buy them for me. He refused, as he said that owning a pen might make me Think, and then have Ideas Of My Own. Then I might start to Write, which would take time away from my wifely duties such as Cooking, Cleaning, and Bearing Children. Of course he was Absolutely Right, none of these tasks require a pen, and so I have to give these one star.
412 of 418 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The pen for women that lets them KNOW they are women!,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)Thank you so much Bic!
These are more than just pens. They are little pink saviours. Every girl and woman should own one.
All my life I have written predominantly with black, blue, clear plastic, or, occasionally, metallic coloured pens. It never felt right. My sense of womanhood was deeply impacted by the lack of gender defined stationary. I remember once, writing in a public library, a child asked the time, and referred to me as `mister'. Mortified, I reflected upon why I had been so cruelly misgendered. I mean, I'm no Marilyn Monroe but I like to make an effort! Then it came to me: I was writing with an ORDINARY pen. Nothing in this writing implement made it obvious that I was a WOMAN. The next thing you know, this child might have asked me to fix something! Or assumed I understood the ins and outs of science!
Until I found your `for her' range of pens, I was in genderless limbo. No, make that hell. Horrified at the thought of a repeat incident, I wrote only in private. No amount of make up, pink dresses, heels, and jewellery could fill the aching sense of androgyny that now consumed me. Concerned at my obvious deep misery, and apparent pen phobia, my friends and family began asking questions. How could I tell them? How would you?
Then - I saw them. First it was the pastel colours. Good, yes, but not clearly enough defined. A closer look and my heart skipped a beat. Could it be true? Pens `for her'? I don't want to go into detail, but I will tell you that I emitted sounds of euphoria I never thought humanly possible. Many tears were wept. Tears stained pink with feminine joy.
As you can imagine, I counted the minutes until this precious package arrived. I took the day of work, bought myself a new pink writing pad, and practically sprinted to the nearest busy café. Settled with a skinny mochachino, I pulled out my new `for her' pen (pink of course!). The result was astounding. As I began to write, flowers, heart shapes and ponies appeared on the page. I had unleashed and connected with my inner femininity! There was no stopping me now. You won't believe what happened next. A man, looking uncannily like Burt Reynolds (in his heyday no less!), approached me and said: `Hey babe [Babe!]. That's a pretty pen for a pretty lady'.
Needless to say we are now engaged and living in blissful heteronormativity. Stan has even asked me to make a special request to you, Bic - `for him' pens! He says they could be in the shape of beer bottles or golf clubs. And why stop there? (said Stan). A ruler that looks like a brick would make any man feel more of a man. He is so clever. He says you must make sure to send him royalties! How we laugh about that, every morning. (But seriously, do credit him if you take the ideas on board.)
Anyway, I am sure there are still many more stationary items to be gendered feminine, and too little time! Thank you for giving me back my sense of womanhood, and please - never underestimate your role in promoting the gendering of girls and women.
351 of 356 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars There's a glitch.,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)My husband bought a box of these for me. I was SO excited that, finally, I would be able to write after watching him do it for all these years. My excitement turned to tears when I realized that they do not come with paper-for-her. Please, BIC, consider making some feminine paper products so I can use my new pens.
109 of 110 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So confused...,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)I was recently given a box of these as a gift from my husband, but I have no idea what to do with them! They're too thin to make a good rolling pin. I can't ladle out my soups with them. And the tiny point doesn't even make a dent when I try to use one to chop veggies! I don't get it. If I can't use it in the kitchen, what the hell am I supposed to do with one???
168 of 170 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)This is the most uncomfortable tampon I have ever used. Honestly, I don't know what Bic was thinking. Don't recommend.
287 of 291 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!! I love it!!!,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)Wow!! Where do I start?! I just can't believe that I somehow managed to get by my whole life using boy-coloured pens which are made for boy hands! The BIC For Her Amber Medium Ballpoint Pen (in pink) has made such a difference to my life. Just last week I had to sign my name, but I had one of those regular boy pens, and I got all the letters muddled up and they weren't even all on the page! LOLs! But when I tried writing my name today it was just incredible!!! All the letters were in the right order, The first letter was bigger and capitalised, they sat neatly on the line on the page, and they all fitted on the page! It took me a whole 12 minutes less too, and now I can dedicate all this spare time to cooking, hoovering, ironing, and vajazzling my noo-nah *giggles*.
Oooh a really cool thing that happened that I just must share with you all - I used to write the letter "m" all kind of jaggedy, like mountains that big strong boys climb, but now with the BIC For Her Amber Medium Ballpoint Pen (in pink), it's more curvy, like my lady bosom. I cannot begin to tell you how relieved I am about that!
Now I'm sure there are a load of killjoy feminists out there who are going to bang on about sexism and bla bla bla. But it's scientifically proven that us girls have smaller brains than boys and we have rubbish spatial skills. But the BIC For Her Amber Medium Ballpoint Pen (in pink) will actually help us to be more equal! Yeah, really! Like there were so many more male writers before the invention of the typewriter. That's because women had to use boy pens! It just wasn't fair. I bet if Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, George Eliot and Mary Shelley had the BIC For Her Amber Medium Ballpoint Pen (in pink), they would have written hundreds more books!
I'm super happy that I now have this pen and can write properly. Thank you so much BIC, all my regular boy pens are in the bin and I can put little love hearts on all my "i's"!!
Lots of love, cuddles, bunnies, kittens, and sparkles,
Your devoted BIC For Her Amber Medium Ballpoint Pen (in pink) fan
107 of 108 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing!,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)I can't help but be disturbed by the phallic symbolism of these pens. As a lady of refinement, the last thing I want to do is to be seen holding something resembling a gentleman's "member" in my expensively manicured hands. What happens in the bedroom is one thing but what happens in public is another!
I am seriously considering passing these onto the lady at the council estate. I fear she will be far more at home holding such a symbol of phallicism in her hands than I ever will!
165 of 167 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fntstic pens'!,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)i rwlly ove the pensw the colors makem e fell pretty. If only bIC mde keybroads for HER i could tyle a bettre reivew. i .moslty use the internets to shop for shoesso it has't been too mucho f a problrm yet.
459 of 466 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So confused - so very confused,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)I am a huge fan of the gender binary. Without it, it's very hard to work out who to oppress. I therefore decided to purchase some razors so I could remove a great deal of hair which was growing out of my body on places such as my shins. I thought this would make me look smooth like a baby, and vulnerable, and also different and deferent to men, so that they could feel I was complimenting and complementing them.
I knew that bic made razors, so I searched and found 'bic for her' - this seemed to solve my problem - I am on a low budget so was looking for cheap disposable razors - the slicing off of goosebumps seem mere collateral damage in my quest to appear feminine.
I saw these 'bic for her' with their pink box and was so relieved the cheap razors would not sully my bathroom with their orange glare - I was reluctant to run the risk of being misgendered by overnight guests.
And then they arrived and were pens.
I write things, but not often enough to require 12 pens. Seriously - the only feminine person I can think of who produces that many words is Barbara Cartland, and she lies on a chaise longue while someone else writes down her dictation in any case. How many thoughts do you think I have in my pretty pretty head, bic?
Even if I did have a moment of wisdom, I would feel ashamed, keep it secret and hope like hell it would pass before anyone noticed.
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