A Good Response to Sexism

This story, related by Yves Smith, has made me laugh all day:

Women experience bias everywhere. Barry Ritholtz told me recently that for over 15 years, when his wife would put down her credit card to pay for dinner, the waiter would inevitably bring back the charge form to him to sign. Every time. She would sputter to him about it and he would say, “It’s because I have a penis” and sign the receipt…

Recently Barry’s wife looked at the receipt. He’d written “I have a penis” in the signature line. He’d been doing that for 15 years (she dug out some older receipts to confirm) and the restaurant and bank never saw anything amiss.

This is puts all of those ridiculous online security systems (“Type your maternal grandmothers maiden name in ASCII code”) in context as well.

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