'Ask your husband for some extra pocket money today!' Amazon shoppers' hilarious reviews of Bic's pen just for women
13:25 GMT, 28 August 2012
Just for women: Bic For Her has sparked a wave of hilarious customer comments on its Amazon product page
A range of pens designed specifically for women is quickly becoming one of the most sarcastically reviewed products on Amazon.com.
Bic, the world's leading manufacturer of disposable ballpoint pens, launched its 'Bic Cristal for Her' line last year, but a new wave of customer comments has sparked fresh interest in the unlikely product.
Makers state that the writing implements, available in an array of feminine hues, feature narrow barrels which 'fit comfortably in a woman's hand'.
But despite being marketed in a serious way, dozens of consumers have been busy posting comical remarks.
E Bradley from New York writes: 'I love BIC Cristal for Her! The delicate shape and pretty pastel colors make it perfect for writing recipe cards, checks to my psychologist (I'm seeing him for a case of the hysterics), and tracking my monthly cycle.
'Ask your husband for some extra pocket money so you can buy one today!'
Meanwhile Madeleine B from Boulder, Colorado is less enthused with the product as 'they dot every “i” with a little heart.'
'They also won't make periods at the ends of sentences; it's a question mark or exclamation point every time, also dotted with hearts – SUPER annoying.'
The pens have reached the UK market too, where one sarcastic amazon.co.uk customer wrote: 'Oh! I am not worthy of such a delicate, pastel-shaded lady-pen. I'm afraid you'll give me the vote soon and all sorts of other ghastly manly things.
'How will I be able to waft about in pink negliges and please my Master's evey whim in good conscience then I don't want my own mortgage or to be able to go on working if I fall pregnant. I don't want to be allowed to drive a car or show my face in public.
'How unsuitable and unladylike! How could Bic place such onerous responsibilties on such frail creatures It's a disgrace against nature!'
The Bic Cristal is the most widely sold pen in the world and as of 2004 one hundred billion had been manufactured.
They are currently mass-produced and sold by Socit Bic of Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
Bay Area Guy added on Amazon.com: 'My girlfriend had a pack of these laying out and, needing a pen, I picked one out and began using it. Now that I see its just “for her” I feel weird, deviant, and ashamed.
'Does writing with a Bic For Her make me a crosswriter Just hope I can afford the weeks of therapy I'm going to need to regain my manhood.
'Well, that's about it…time to do an Amazon search for a drum and a loincloth so I can head into the woods and feel manly again!'
Relief: Now women can write down recipes and draw kittens with a pen of their very own…
Mixed opinions: Virginia (top) loves her lady-coloured pens, but Maria (bottom) is disappointed that women have now got the power to write and speak their minds
Oh no! Bay Area Guy mistakenly used his girlfriend's Bic For Her (top), while Suzanne C is now hoping the pen firm will make a keyboard for women so she can type as nicely as she now writes (bottom)
Pros and cons: The delicate shape gets the thumbs up, but the Bic For Her pens also dot every 'i' with a heart, which is somewhat annoying for Madeline B
Thank you! Now Lizzy is sticking to writing colour-coded to-do lists instead of struggling as an artist
Plea: Broox would dearly love to have a Bic Remote For Her so that she can finally watch Lifetime and Oprah
The Oprah of pens: Tiffany Taylor finds Bic For Her really listens to her…
Well done Bic! Concerned Male has kindly taken it upon himself to review a ladies' product
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