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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 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.


  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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