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Hurricanes with feminine names cause more damage than storms with masculine names: study
MarketWatch ^ | 06/03/2014 | Staff of MarketWatch

Posted on 06/03/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

What’s in a name? Apparently, when it comes to hurricanes, a lot. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that, for Atlantic Coast hurricanes in the U.S., storms with feminine names lead to more deaths than those with masculine names. The best explanation for this, according to the Economist, is that people do not take hurricanes with women’s names as seriously as storms with men’s names. The researchers actually tested this theory — and produced supporting results. They picked five male and five female names from the list to be used for this year’s hurricanes and asked 350 people to predict a fictional storm’s strength and intensity based solely on the names. People predicted “male” hurricanes would do more damage than “female” storms, the study found.

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KEYWORDS: academicbias; anotherstudy; feminazism; hurricanes; savethemales; taxdollarsatwork; youpaidforthis
Was there any doubt...?
1 posted on 06/03/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Wee Aien’t this a BITCH!


2 posted on 06/03/2014 7:36:01 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Oh, I don’t know...Hugo and Charlie were both pretty bad.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 7:36:09 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Supercane Killzilla actually saves lives.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 7:36:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I can hear Corrine Brown (who wears a wig on top of her other wig) or Sheila Jackson Lee (who wants to return to Mars) saying, “then just name them all after men!”


5 posted on 06/03/2014 7:36:28 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I propose the next hurricane be called "Obama".

That will scare the crap out of everyone in its path.

6 posted on 06/03/2014 7:36:41 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Maybe they’re really transgender...after all...we know that men are more aggressive.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 7:36:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It’s the old “Hell Hath No Fury” syndrome.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 7:37:00 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; GeronL
"Watch it, sucker!"


11 posted on 06/03/2014 7:37:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Katrina alone probably tipped the scales and it's still Bush's fault.

12 posted on 06/03/2014 7:37:45 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Just don't be naming any of them after Saint Trayvon. He wouldn't hurt a fly.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 7:38:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

These hurricanes are sexist and probably racist. Yeah, and government should do something about it, like confine everybody to their quarters until further notice.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 7:38:50 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

We actually paid money for this “study”?


15 posted on 06/03/2014 7:38:59 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the VA.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

When will there be a Hurricane Shaniqua?

Hurricanes are racist!


16 posted on 06/03/2014 7:39:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BitWielder1

The damage in New Orleans was because of poor flood control, not the damage from the storm.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 7:39:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
People predicted “male” hurricanes would do more damage than “female” storms, the study found.

White Males caused the most harm to women, children, and minorities in the fictional examples, no doubt.

18 posted on 06/03/2014 7:41:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Was it SJL who wanted ethnic names? Can you imagine a Trayvon hurricane doing a lot of damage then NOAA being sued for racism? lol


19 posted on 06/03/2014 7:41:40 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

“Name a space rocket after him, just not one of those that’s going to blow up in space!”


20 posted on 06/03/2014 7:42:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: dfwgator
When will there be a Hurricane Shaniqua?

Hurricanes are racist!

The fact that "ethnic" storm names are trending in the hispanic direction is sort of a demographic hint, isn't it?

21 posted on 06/03/2014 7:43:29 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Female hurricanes are more destructive because the come in wet and wild and then take your home and your possessions.


22 posted on 06/03/2014 7:44:37 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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The male ones aren't hurricanes, they're hisicanes.
23 posted on 06/03/2014 7:45:30 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: dfwgator
When will there be a Hurricane Moosechelle? THAT will be hell!
24 posted on 06/03/2014 7:48:16 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: left that other site

Not to mention ... Andrew.


25 posted on 06/03/2014 7:51:32 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it

We folks in Florida still shudder at the name of Andrew.


26 posted on 06/03/2014 7:53:45 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

David, Hugo, Andrew...


27 posted on 06/03/2014 7:56:34 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

So maybe we would just name all hurricanes with himmicane names? Would transgender names solve the problem?


28 posted on 06/03/2014 7:56:40 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Storms were given exclusively male names until 1953. Another alternative: dropping the human names altogether. Before they were given human names, hurricanes were described by names from the phonetic alphabet used by the armed forces.

Should I take any report this wrong seriously? In the Atlantic, from 1950 to 1952 they were given names according to military letter codes (Able, Baker...). Then from 1953-1978 they were given female names. From 1979 onward they have been given alternating sex names. Before 1950 they were numbered or called by their landfall point.

29 posted on 06/03/2014 8:06:48 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

True Story: The first two hurricanes named after men went straight for the Virgin Islands.


30 posted on 06/03/2014 8:08:33 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: a fool in paradise

poor flood control caused by massive skimming of funds


31 posted on 06/03/2014 8:14:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

No investigation into Democrat corruption ever fed a starving child!


32 posted on 06/03/2014 8:15:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Like the boy named Sue


33 posted on 06/03/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnnycash/aboynamedsue.html


34 posted on 06/03/2014 8:17:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
We should name hurricanes after flowers then they would all act nice. We could start with Azalea, Begonia, Carnation, etc.etc.

Then tree huggers would object because we didn't name them after trees!

35 posted on 06/03/2014 8:21:57 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Use ta be all hurricanes were named after women.

So by being PC we have reduced the damage from hurricanes. /s


36 posted on 06/03/2014 8:40:26 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

good god real news is dead.


37 posted on 06/03/2014 9:13:54 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I remember when Anita Bryant crushed the Sodomite agenda in Florida just before the MSM set out to destroy her.
About that time Hurricane Anita came through and did lots of damage. People were blaming Anita Bryant for the damage.


38 posted on 06/03/2014 10:33:26 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

What a revelation! This is amazing news! Now that we have discovered this stupendous fact, we can easily cut deaths and injuries! All we have to do is give hurricanes the toughest sounding male names. We can start with Igor, Ivan, Atilla, Thor and Wolfgang. And please don’t use those names that can go either way, like Dale and Leslie! Or those wussy sounding names like Percival and Aloysious.

While we’re at it, think of the lives we can save by naming earthquakes and tsunamis! What about those rogue asteroids that are planning to hit the Earth and blow us all to bits! Give them the fiercest names you can think of, and just you watch how many lives we can save!

Can we name solar flares too? Tornados and snowstorms?


39 posted on 06/11/2014 11:26:36 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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