An Alberta man, identified only as David, wanted to buy a new car.
Due to different rates of insurance for men and women based on risk, crash rates and all those things the insurance industry takes into account before setting your yearly premium, poor David would be paying through the nose — over $4,500 per year — to insure the car of his dreams, a Chevy Cruze.
Sadly, male privilege never crept into his insurance rates, but David was undeterred. He changed his gender on paper so he could pay $1,100 less per year for his car insurance.
David wrote in a Reddit post:
“I am now a woman. I now pay $1,100 less for auto insurance. I won. The end.”
David told the CBC that she didn't change her gender to ridicule trans people but to save a buck. And I say good for her!
This is what happens when the government reduces my female biological sex to a feeling while the insurance industry still uses our old friends, empirical data, and statistics based on sex differences and behaviours, to set rates and measure risk.
Oddly, those questioning David's motives and legitimacy are the loudest proponents of gender fluidity and the biggest advocates for making it easier for people to change their gender based on their feelings, ironically including Alberta’s Status Of Women Minister, Stephanie McLean.
McLean mis-gendered David in a tweet that accused her of perjury. What a bigot!
Personally, I don't care how people identify. It has absolutely nothing to do with me as long as someone doesn’t make it have anything to do with me, my church or my children.
However, if you’re smart enough to turn the government's ridiculous policies back on them and save a little money at the same time, you can identify as a genius.