1,540 of 1,551 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product!
My husband has never allowed me to write, as he doesn't want me touching mens pens. However when I saw this product, I decided to buy it (using my pocket money) and so far it has been fabulous! Once I had learnt to write, the feminine colour and the grip size (which was more suited to my delicate little hands) has enabled me to vent thoughts about new recipe ideas, sewing...
Published 15 months ago by A keen skier
4,585 of 4,634 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 15 months ago by Mr. J. Stevens
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427 of 436 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.
383 of 391 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Thank goodness I don't have to use those uncomfortable pens any more.,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)Thank goodness someone has finally noticed that for years, women have struggled with pen usage. What is the point of being allowed to vote, when ordinary pens have been just far too uncomfortable and downright heavy, to grasp in our teeny tiny, porcelain hands? So imagine my delight when I finally learned that my days of trying to prop up my ordinary, non-gendered BIC biro with both hands were numbered (although I couldn't tell you exactly how many numbers, since my grasp of figures, much like my grasp of pens, is tenuous at best).
I like the retractable bit, as I can now just stare at the end of the pen and watch it appear and disappear whenever I press the clickety-click thing. It's just like magic! However do you do it you clever people?? Anyway, setting myself challenges keeps my pretty little brain honed and ready for when the big questions arise, like whether pink and purple match my skin tone, and how to co-ordinate all that with a decent pair of heels.
However, I do have a couple of quibbles - the medium point is alarmingly unfeminine and it should really be fine point, as no one likes thick handwriting. Perhaps I should have noticed this in the product description, but my eyes must have glazed over at the words "Technical Details". The other thing is why does it come in a box of 12? 10 would be much easier to count to and keep track of!
Last, but not least, it would be a shame to revolutionize the world of pens without tackling the most pressing issue of all - the ink. After such work on the attractiveness of the barrel - we still get plain old black or blue ink at the end! Whyyyy? A mid-lilac would pick up the tones of pink/purple nicely, and our pretty handwriting would then brighten up any office document, or memo. For that reason, 3 out of 5.
208 of 212 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why, BIC, WHY?!?,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)I had returned home from a most trying day of bear hunting, having only slain three bears - two with my bare hands, the other with a gun only because it was too far away - when I realized I needed to make note of my limited success. Searching high and low, I could not find my usual quill, calligraphy pen, or even my normal BIC. I shouted for my fiance, hoping her simple mind could grasp the concept of "pen".
Lo and behold, what happened? She brings me...this...ABOMINATON. A pen...FOR HER! After berating her and sending her to the kitchen to make me a sandwich, followed by going to the bedroom to lie there quietly for relations, I sighed heavily and began to use the bizarre tool. Immediately, I noticed many horrific things. First, the color - PINK! How dare there be a pen marketed toward WOMEN. If it doesn't immediately guide them to the kitchen or boudoir than what, pray tell, is the point of it? Indeed, that was only the start of my troubles.
The more I used the confounded thing, the more I began to feel...pretty. Images of furry creatures crept into my peripheral, and suddenly I had a desire to write my darling's name in cursive repeatedly down the page.
Worse yet, I began to feel that my manly stubble was so...icky...and that a shave and a lavender bath with jasmine candles would be just the thing to take the edge off. After my bath, I dressed in the finest silk neglige from my fiance's dresser, put on her long, sassy wig, and began to explore my soft, soft skin.
Who knows what could have happened had the butler, Sigmund, not burst into the room and found me twirling the pink bastard of a pen around in my curly locks, sighing heavily as I rubbed my belly, and smiled at the thoughts of the pitter patter of little feet.
Blast you, BIC, for creating such a devilish and terrible product!
208 of 212 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm Confused.,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)I thought this would work like all the similar products I've bought in the past, but I keep urinating on it and it won't turn pink *OR* blue!
121 of 123 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NO WORK!,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)ME NEEDED PEN FOR TO WRITE. ME PICK UP PEN. PEN SMALL. PEN SAY 'FOR WO MAN'. ME MAN. ME USE PEN. PEN NO WRITE! WHY PEN NO WRITE!
PEN BREAK WHEN MAN SLAM PEN INTO MAN CAVE BRICK WALL. PEN GONE. STILL NEED PEN. STILL NEED WRITE.
BIC PEN FOR WO MAN NO WORK FOR ME MAN. WHAT 'WO' MEAN?
251 of 256 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ok pens,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)But they really need more sparkles. And if only the ink was more feminine. maybe pink or purple or even pale green. And maybe the ink could sparkle too? So I'd feel like a princess when I write?
But really, whatever the men at Bic think is best. I'm sure they know what I need.
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So proud......,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)I think this is possibly the best thing to happen since my Great Aunt Maisie chained herself to John Menzies in the `Drawing Pins For Women' campaign of 1922. God bless you girl.... how far we have travelled!
120 of 122 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, when used with supervision!,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)I bought these for my girlfriend and she is so impressed with them that I caught her trying to write a review here on amazon. She couldn't work out why the ink wouldn't stick to the computer screen - adorable!
163 of 166 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thanks to Bic I am now wearing trousers.,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)I am very disappointed with this product. Whilst it did have an "easy glide", it did not remove any hairs and left me with blue lines from my ankle to my knee. Not up to your usual standards Bic.
206 of 210 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not for Her!,
This review is from: BIC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)This is NOT a pen for ladies. The outside of the pen is pink and purple but the ink is BLACK, and has no glitter or shimmer AT ALL. Bic has completely missed its target audience.
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