Monday, 2 June 2014

'Female' hurricanes cause more deaths, but only because people don't take them seriously




Yesterday marked the beginning of hurricane season, but the first big piece of hurricane news isn't about a looming storm. Instead, it's about how severe hurricanes with female names kill more people, on average, than hurricanes with males names. And the reason they're so deadly has more to do with the way society perceives women than the strength of the storms themselves.
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