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Gender Bias and Hurricanes

1. New research suggests hurricanes with feminine names are more likely to cause deaths than ones with masculine names

2. Researchers argue hurricanes with feminine names cause more death because people aren’t as intimidated by female names and thus don’t take as many precautions

3. Analysis suggests that changing a severe hurricane’s name from the masculine “Charley” to the feminine “Eloise” might almost triple the amount of fatalities

Source: http://www.news.illinois.edu/news/14/0602genderedhurricanes_SharonShavitt.html