play the gender card

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play the gender card

To introduce the issue of gender discrimination, especially against the gender one identifies as, in order to gain an advantage in or dismiss or discredit an argument. There you go playing the gender card again. I don't care who you are—I still think it's a bad policy! I hate it when casual misogynists try to brush off legitimate criticism by claiming that you're just "playing the gender card."
See also: card, gender, play
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This week, jungle evictee Nadine Dorries played the gender card when Andrew Neil questioned her about her fee for I'm A Celebrity.
Rogers cardigan, the Republicans have played the gender card very effectively against the Democrats.