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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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To: nickcarraway

Hurricane gender discrimmination.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 12:12:22 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: nickcarraway
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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: rllngrk33
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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: MNDude
I think it was Jay Leno who suggested giving then names like Frankenstein or Godzilla.

In Asia, they would be cyclones named "Gonzirra".

21 posted on 06/03/2014 12:26:55 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: nickcarraway
Approves study....

22 posted on 06/03/2014 12:27:07 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: All

Sounds wrong to me, I would ignore Hurricane Joe but straight out of town at first mention of Tropical Storm Hillary.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 12:28:37 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: nickcarraway

RACISM!/s


24 posted on 06/03/2014 12:29:33 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: nickcarraway

I tell ya, life ain’t easy for a hurricane named Sue.


25 posted on 06/03/2014 12:34:20 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe we should skip names and just call them Exterminator and Devastator or sumthin’,, how ‘bout Obamanitor or Hillacious?


26 posted on 06/03/2014 12:37:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Let me guess... any injuries or deaths from Hurricane Treyvon will have Jerkson/Not-so-Sharpton on the scene within minutes to assess blame...


27 posted on 06/03/2014 12:38:16 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Jane Long

Didn’t SheeJack demand that hurricanes be named with names from da hood? Her people were outraged!!


28 posted on 06/03/2014 12:39:29 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Izzy Dunne
That's sexual discrimination.
29 posted on 06/03/2014 12:41:56 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: nickcarraway
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.

Prior to 1978, ALL HURRICANES had female names. Moreover, due to advances in technology (satellites, etc.), hurricanes have become far less deadly over the past several decades because people have more warning.

With the exception of Katrina, the 20 deadliest hurricanes in US history ALL OCCURRED prior to 1978 and therefore were either identified by the date and location of damage (i.e. the Great Galveston Hurricane) or they had female names. Katrina only makes the list of deadliest hurricanes because GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS were too stupid to heed the warnings.

30 posted on 06/03/2014 12:43:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: nickcarraway

Dare I say...war on women hurricanes.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 12:45:02 PM PDT by Arsynic
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To: Fresh Wind

They must be using the U.N. scientific method.


32 posted on 06/03/2014 12:45:02 PM PDT by Arsynic
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To: nickcarraway
Name them all "Chuck Norris" and people will pay attention. Or how about "HURRICANE"?

People who ignore hurricanes because of the name deserve what they get. The Darwin Award needs more nominees.

33 posted on 06/03/2014 12:45:48 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: rllngrk33

Hurricanes did have all female names at one time but the feminist’s complained. Also hurricanes weren’t as severe so there must be something to it.


34 posted on 06/03/2014 12:46:10 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: nickcarraway
Problem solved!

pat snl photo: SNL Pat snlpat.jpg

35 posted on 06/03/2014 12:47:07 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: nickcarraway

Do those storms blow differently?


36 posted on 06/03/2014 12:49:20 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: nickcarraway

I think they should start using movie villains...

Terminator I
Hannibal Lector
Godzilla
Terminator II
Alien I
Mothra
Terminator III
Predator
King Kong
Terminator IV
Cujo
Jaws
Terminator V
Darth Vader


37 posted on 06/03/2014 12:52:55 PM PDT by moovova
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To: P-Marlowe; rllngrk33

And the most recent “complaint” was that the names were all too “anglo” and not enough “African American” names were used.

But, of course, the first time they DID name a storm “Lakisha” and it destroyed a huge swatch of coastline, they’d be yelling “racism” all over again.


38 posted on 06/03/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Col Frank Slade

I would not believed it if I had not read it. LOL


39 posted on 06/03/2014 12:55:05 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: nickcarraway

Good. Now all we have to do is name all hurricanes after men and the deaths will go down sharply.

But be sure to use Waspy names, like William and James.

While we’re at it, let’s name high crime areas after men, so that’ll gin up some respect among the people who live in them.


40 posted on 06/03/2014 12:58:44 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: MrB

Wouldn’t it have been ironic if they had named Katrina something like Lakisha?


41 posted on 06/03/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: nickcarraway

At least now they’re appeased by having names.

Looks like not naming hurricanes REALLY annoys them:

http://www.1900storm.com/


42 posted on 06/03/2014 1:12:18 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: nickcarraway

I only respect hurricanes when they’re hot s/


43 posted on 06/03/2014 1:30:25 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: nickcarraway

Meanwhile, every mass murderer has eaten carrots.


44 posted on 06/03/2014 1:40:26 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: P-Marlowe

I’m waiting for the hurricane named Lewinski.


45 posted on 06/03/2014 1:41:09 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder if the study showed 1998 Hurricane Georges was so fierce and deadly because people mocked its effeminate name.


46 posted on 06/03/2014 1:42:02 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: rllngrk33

Yes and the NOW nags moaned about it until finally the Hurricane nabobs went to an alternating male female naming system that is with us to this day.


47 posted on 06/03/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT by xp38
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To: nickcarraway

This is “science” so we first need “consensus” on the names.

We all know consensus IS science.


48 posted on 06/03/2014 2:29:59 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: nickcarraway

Satire: right? I recall that lady name Katrina filling brave men with fear and uncertainty.


49 posted on 06/03/2014 2:35:54 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

Fine. Name them all Pat, then. Pat I, Pat II, Pat III, Pat IV ...


50 posted on 06/03/2014 2:39:38 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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