Good Read | More people die in hurricanes named after women

"Katrina-port-sulphur-la-2005" by Commander Mark Moran, of the NOAA Aviation Weather Center, and Lt. Phil Eastman and Lt. Dave Demers, of the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center. - NOAA website at [1]. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

"Katrina-port-sulphur-la-2005" by Commander Mark Moran, of the NOAA Aviation Weather Center, and Lt. Phil Eastman and Lt. Dave Demers, of the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center. - NOAA website at [1]. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Apparently, more people die in hurricanes named after women, because we so deeply assume that human females are weaker and more ineffectual than men that even naming something with a human female's name automatically makes people care less about what it does, even though it skyrockets death tolls.

"More people die in hurricanes named after women because they’re not taken as seriously":

"A hurricane with a relatively masculine name is estimated to cause 15.15 deaths, whereas a hurricane with a relatively feminine name is estimated to cause 41.84 deaths," said the study.

"In other words, our model suggests that changing a severe hurricane's name from Charley to Eloise could nearly triple its death toll."

Read the full article on The Raw Story here…