The Jury Talks Back

7/31/2018

Man Claims to Be Woman to Get Insurance Discount; Canadian Government Complies

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 7:54 am

Via Allahpundit on Twitter comes this story that well illustrates the way that people can manipulate a “choose your own gender” society to their advantage:

A Canadian man in his early 20s was unhappy with the high quote he got from his car insurance company, so he decided to do something about it: legally switch his gender from male to female.

The cunning 24-year-old resident of Alberta, Canada, first detailed his insurance stratagem on Reddit back in April, boasting that changing his gender on paper saved him nearly $1,100 a year.

‘I have taken advantage of a loophole,’ the man, whom CBC.ca called David, told the news outlet. ‘I’m a man, 100 per cent. Legally, I’m a woman.’

Presumably, if the company tried to use his actual gender to impose accurate rates on him, that would be discrimination of the worst possible kind.

You gotta love 2018.

2 Comments »

  1. If he wants to legally be a woman to get lower car insurance rates, then he should have to get health care from a gynecologist.

    Comment by DRJ — 7/31/2018 @ 8:46 am

  2. Congrats, the next step will be for insurance companies to remove any gender-based insurance rates so all age groups will be charged the same amount. In other words, this will cause a rise in women’s insurance rates.

    Comment by Sean — 7/31/2018 @ 10:30 am

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