Every so often, while brainstorming for this blog, I’ll come up with little quips or anecdotes that are so amusing (at least to me) that I want to make sure they’re included in the final post. Sometimes when that happens, I don’t have my laptop with me, so I’ll jot them down in my notebook for later reference. It’s moments like those when I’m grateful for pens and the like. I mean, think about it. Whoever came up with those things was obviously a genius. And, as I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, only men can be geniuses. So, it struck me as kind of odd when Bic released a line of writing instruments solely for the ladies.
I must have sat and pondered the concept for nearly half an hour. Why on Earth would there need to be a ballpoint pen designed for women? What could they possibly have to say? That’s when it struck me. You don’t have to be a genius to write things. As the results from a completely made up survey show, nearly every American woman between the ages of 25 and 50 spends approximately eight hours a day writing recipes and grocery lists. We can safely assume the other two-thirds of the day are allotted either to cooking or doing things in the bedroom… things I’m far too bashful to describe on here.
So, thank you, Bic. Never again will women have to commit to memory how many cups of sugar go into that cherry cobbler I’m so fond of. And, due in part to the quirky, pink nature of Bic for Her products, they won’t have to worry about accidentally using one of my man-pens when discretely adding tampons to their shopping lists. Surely, this is a step in the right direction for women’s rights.