Ah, the world we live in. The downside to being a woman is our purchasing power. I know this sounds weird, but hear me out.
Deodorant is marketed as being strong enough for a man but made for a woman. Because we need something extra special packaged in a feminine shade of blue. The marketing of laundry detergent and children’s products is too easy to make fun of. Diet Coke made construction men sexy again after that whole Village People fiasco. Dr. Scholl’s has a whole line of for her products, remember?
Basically the only products that don’t have for her in the title are beauty products which have only recently returned the gender favor. (Though it is worth noting for men instead of for him because there. is. a. difference.)
Now I have admittedly a tiny pair of hands. It’s joked about on a regular basis among my friends and has been suggested as a reason why I never have a date (kidding! I think.). Never in my closer-to-thirty-than-twenty years of writing have their size caused a problem with pens.
I carry a notebook everywhere I go. The thing I miss most about being a student is a back to school trip to Staples for all my school supply and stationary needs. I wrote and illustrated my first book at the tender age of five. Never (never) has a pen felt too masculine for me.
If you’ve been under an internet rock in the last week, you may not know of what I speak. Ahem:
Once you remove your jaw from the floor, head over to BuzzFeed for a fabulous compilation of user reviews on the product.
Maybe I don’t have quite the astute eye for design that I thought, but that pen looks like every other pen with full comfort grip and retractable ballpoint that I’ve ever seen.
Hallelujah it’s in a lady color! I can write whatever I want with it and never feel like a traitor to my gender (because we shouldn’t be literate let alone content creators)! Suck it, Hemingway.