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Female-Named Hurricanes Kill More Than Male Hurricanes Because People Donít Respect Them, Study Says
Washington Post ^ | June 2 | Jason Samenow

Posted on 06/03/2014 12:11:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway

People don’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: feminism; hurricanes; sex
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1 posted on 06/03/2014 12:11:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Hurricane gender discrimmination.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 12:12:22 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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And how much did THIS study cost the taxpayers?


3 posted on 06/03/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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So... let’s give the feminine names to the weaker storms. They won’t bitch about THAT, will they ?


4 posted on 06/03/2014 12:12:46 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: nickcarraway

The Washington Post must, had to have, gotten punked into running this obvious satire as a straight story.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 12:13:08 PM PDT by DManA
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This is a joke, right?


6 posted on 06/03/2014 12:13:23 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: nickcarraway
(The study excluded Katrina and Audrey, outlier storms that would skew the model).

Hmmmm.

7 posted on 06/03/2014 12:14:10 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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Didn’t all hurricanes have female names at one time?


8 posted on 06/03/2014 12:14:13 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2017.)
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I think it was Jay Leno who suggested giving then names like Frankenstein or Godzilla.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 12:15:20 PM PDT by MNDude
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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...


10 posted on 06/03/2014 12:15:59 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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I wish I didn’t see this. Someone paid for the study. Unbelievable that people believe water KNOWS something.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 12:17:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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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.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 12:17:19 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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These guys call B.S. It’s a statistical fluke:

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/02/why-have-female-hurricanes-killed-more-people-than-male-ones/


13 posted on 06/03/2014 12:17:45 PM PDT by DManA
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You have got to be kidding me.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 12:17:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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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,

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?

15 posted on 06/03/2014 12:18:01 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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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


16 posted on 06/03/2014 12:18:17 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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Didn’t all hurricanes have female names at one time?

Yes and the Feminists demanded that males names be included because they didn't like disasters being associated with the Female Gender.

17 posted on 06/03/2014 12:19:53 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: MNDude

“I think it was Jay Leno who suggested giving then names like Frankenstein or Godzilla.”

Or Michelle


18 posted on 06/03/2014 12:21:29 PM PDT by TRY ONE (I never got the memo on changing 'Global Warming' to 'Climate Change'!)
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To: rllngrk33

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?


19 posted on 06/03/2014 12:23:52 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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This is sexist. Someone should forward to NARAL.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 12:25:55 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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