I was on Radio NZ Nights on Monday night, talking about the pinkification of women.
Click here for the audio: RNZ Nights – the pinkification of women – MP3 – 15’37”
I drew on this article for some of the discussion: When did girls start wearing pink?, by Jeanne Maglaty
You can find a story about the “Bic for her” pens here: Bic pens ‘for her’ get hilariously snarky Amazon reviews. The advertisement for the pens, and all the reviews, are on the Amazon site: BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen, 1.0mm, Black, 16ct (MSLP16-Blk)
As I said on the radio, this is my favourite review of the pens.
I want to make sure other girls don’t fall for the misleading marketing like I did. If you use this pen, you STILL NEED TO HAVE A MAN CHECK YOUR WORK!
It was quite a light topic, which I needed after talking about rape culture a few weeks ago. I found that very draining.
Many thanks to the people who have contacted me after the broadcasts, by e-mail or by post or by phone. I appreciate the feedback, and the continuing discussion of the ideas.