Skip to comments.Female-Named Hurricanes Kill More Than Male Hurricanes Because People Donít Respect Them, Study Says
Posted on 06/03/2014 12:11:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
People dont take hurricanes as seriously if they have a feminine name and the consequences are deadly, finds a new groundbreaking study.
Female-named storms have historically killed more because people neither consider them as risky nor take the same precautions, the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes.
Researchers at the University of Illinois and Arizona State University examined six decades of hurricane death rates according to gender, spanning 1950 and 2012. Of the 47 most damaging hurricanes, the female-named hurricanes produced an average of 45 deaths compared to 23 deaths in male-named storms, or almost double the number of fatalities. (The study excluded Katrina and Audrey, outlier storms that would skew the model).
The difference in death rates between genders was even more pronounced when comparing strongly masculine names versus strongly feminine ones.
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Hurricane gender discrimmination.
And how much did THIS study cost the taxpayers?
So... let’s give the feminine names to the weaker storms. They won’t bitch about THAT, will they ?
The Washington Post must, had to have, gotten punked into running this obvious satire as a straight story.
This is a joke, right?
Didn’t all hurricanes have female names at one time?
I think it was Jay Leno who suggested giving then names like Frankenstein or Godzilla.
Two universities that are nowhere near the ocean spent money to study this? No wonder they came up with such stupid conclusions-unless this is a joke...
I wish I didn’t see this. Someone paid for the study. Unbelievable that people believe water KNOWS something.
And up until 8 or so years ago, all hurricanes had female names. This sounds like feminist inspired bogus research. Or someone’s idea to get paid to produce useless statistics on the taxpayers dime.
These guys call B.S. It’s a statistical fluke:
You have got to be kidding me.
All Hurricanes had Female names from 1950 to around 1980. Most of the Female Hurricanes were before we even had satellite warning systems.
I can't believe they actually published this report.
How many tax dollars did they give these idiots?
We need another study to determine if certain female names convey more of a sense of danger. For example would a hurricane named Susie concern people less than a hurricane named Hagatha? Once they go through all the possible names they can assign a threat conveyance number. /sarc
Yes and the Feminists demanded that males names be included because they didn't like disasters being associated with the Female Gender.
“I think it was Jay Leno who suggested giving then names like Frankenstein or Godzilla.”
Yes! They didn’t start naming storms with male names until 1978!
And, why did they not include Katrina? These were outliers because they WANTED the results which they got!
If they included those two storms which the purposefully left out, these numbers would be pretty damn close to the same - what do you want to bet?
This is sexist. Someone should forward to NARAL.