MySQL is not inserting a backslash

In MySQL, when I try to insert a backslash into my table, it does not accept it and gives me the content without the backslash.

id is set to auto increment:

Code:

INSERT INTO gender (sex, date) VALUES (
'male are allowed  female are not allowed', "2012-10-06")

How do I insert a literal backslash?

Notes about escape sequences:

Escape  Sequence    Character Represented by Sequence

     An ASCII NUL (0x00) character.
'     A single quote (“'”) character.
"     A double quote (“"”) character.
b     A backspace character.
n     A newline (linefeed) character.
r     A carriage return character.
t     A tab character.
Z     ASCII 26 (Control+Z). See note following the table.
\     A backslash (“”) character.
%     A “%” character. See note following the table.
_     A “_” character. See note following the table.

Answer

You need to escape your backslash :

INSERT INTO gender
(sex, date) VALUES (
'male are allowed \ female are not allowed',
"2012-10-06")

Reference (with the list of all characters you must escape for mysql)

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