I was trolling around the Internet recently when I stumbled across this article, which lists some products that were recently made with women in mind. No, they aren’t tampons, or bras, or anything else that only a woman would logically need. What are they, then? Check out some of my favorites:
1. Female-Only Parking Spots
It makes sense to reserve parking spaces for women who are bearing the weight of a bowling ball in their stomachs and don’t want to cross the desert that is a hot parking lot. Yet what about spots that are saved for women in general? In Korea, there are larger spaces, outlined in pink, that are only for lady drivers. Yep, that’s right. I’m sure this has absolutely nothing to do with the stereotype that women are bad drivers, and everything to do with the fact that we like to do a few pirouettes and throw glitter as we get out of our car.
2. Lady Computers
Have you ever felt completely disgusted with yourself after using your computer? I sure have! My keyboard has no diamonds, no flowers, and, worst of all, no gold plating. If only there was a laptop that catered to my feminine needs! Luckily, a Japanese company has created “Floral Kiss,” a line of computers made specifically for ladies. (Or potentially for anyone who fantasizes about making out with some sexy sunflowers.)
3. Lady Burgers
I’m going to have to hop a flight the next time I feel the urge to eat a burger. That’s because a Korean fast food chain has carefully crafted a meal that allows women to have fast food without ruining their ladylike appearance. It’s the “Lady Burger.” The wrapper is pink! The burger has pieces of RICE CAKE in it! Rice cakes have, like, zero calories, right? So go ahead, shove two down your throat at the same time. Just make sure to get a Diet Coke, and you’ll look as elegant as Lady Di.
Bonus: Bic Pens ‘For Her’
Photo via Adweek
If you were using the Internet in 2012, you’ve probably heard that Bic was courteous enough to make a pen that catered to the needs of women. Who doesn’t have a friend who is so womanly that her dainty bones can’t handle the pressure of a normal pen? In all honesty, I can’t even do the sheer sexism of this product justice. One Amazon review, however, can:
“Finally! For years I’ve had to rely on pencils, or at worst, a twig and some drops of my feminine blood to write down recipes (the only thing a lady should be writing ever),” one reviewer wrote. “I had despaired of ever being able to write down said recipes in a permanent manner, though my men-folk assured me that I ‘shouldn’t worry yer pretty little head.’ But, AT LAST! Bic, the great liberator, has released a womanly pen that my gentle baby hands can use without fear of unlady-like callouses and bruises. Thank you, Bic!”