Hurricane Names by Gender Affect Preparedness.

Apparently, sexism isn't just a social problem if you're in the path of a hurricane. Gender bias might be the cause of your demise. A study suggests people prepare differently for hurricanes depending on whether the storm has a male or female name. Feminine-named hurricanes versus masculine-named hurricanes cause significantly more deaths, apparently because they lead to a lower perceived risk and consequently less preparedness according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In other words, a hurricane named "Priscilla" might not make people flee like a hurricane named "Bruno" would.Apparently, sexism isn't just a social problem if you're in the path of a hurricane. Gender bias might be the cause of your demise. A study suggests people prepare differently for hurricanes depending on whether the storm has a male or female name. Feminine-named hurricanes versus masculine-named hurricanes cause significantly more deaths, apparently because they lead to a lower perceived risk and consequently less preparedness according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In other words, a hurricane named "Priscilla" might not make people flee like a hurricane named "Bruno" would.

Source, NOAA

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