This Sunday, I decided to go ‘green’ by gifting myself an ‘ink’ pen, also known as the ‘fountain’ pen. to save some plastic – no refills etc. So I buy this black steel bodied pen with blue ink that comes in a glass bottle (sadly, the cap of the bottle was plastic). This pen is ‘Metallix by PARKER’
And now talking about ‘macho’ pens, the ad for this pen goes something like ‘ You are a man of refined taste! Then why have a pen that is not PARKER’. I took this up for discussion with the husband.
he: maybe PARKER wants to market it as a ‘MACHO’ pen.
she: but what about women who write? maybe i should write to ‘PARKER’ asking for an explanation.
he: they are likely to reply, ‘we dont want to market it for wo-men. find some other brand’
Now, leaves me wondering about any pen that has been marketed for wo-men at all. Cant think of any. How symbolic of ‘machoism’ can writing with fancy pens be!!!!!And talking of gender balance, I painted each of my toenails. half in pink and half in blue 😛