Study: Female Hurricanes Deadlier Than Male Ones Because SEXISM

  • 09/05/2017
  • Source: TheBlaze
  • by: Sara Gonzales
According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, female-named hurricanes are more deadly than male-named hurricanes. Why? The answer is simple: society’s gender bias, of course.

The team of researchers purported that upon hearing a hurricane with a feminine name, society did not take the threat as seriously because of implicit gender bias.

“Feminine-named hurricanes (vs. masculine-named hurricanes) cause significantly more deaths, apparently because they lead to a lower perceived risk and consequently less preparedness,” the researchers wrote in the world-renowned scientific journal last year.

According to CNN, the researchers not only analyzed death tolls from hurricanes occurring between 1950 and 2012, but also conducted their own independent experiments. One experiment had participants predict the intensity of 10 hurricanes — five with male names and five with female names.

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