Why do smart cards have a 'sex' option?

Grant Olson kgo at grant-olson.net
Wed Sep 1 01:48:41 CEST 2010

I just got my new crypto-stick, and it's pretty slick.  I understand why
I'd want to set my name and language preferences, but I was trying to
come up with a good scenario where my sex would be useful, or what the
rational was for including that field.

I'm just curious more than anything.


"I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war."

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