No More Gender Bias?

This quote is from a June 2, 2014 article at Smithsonian.com:

Associating women with weakness may be a misguided, annoying stereotype, but it’s also putting people in danger when hurricanes with feminine names arrive. More people die during hurricanes with female names than male, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. And our gender biases are probably to blame, say the scientists behind the findings.
Our Gender Biases May Be Making Hurricanes With Female Names More Deadly

Andy and I both saw that article when it first came out, and we laughed that people would actually think a hurricane was less powerful just because it had a female name. Presumably in these post-Katrina, post-Irma days that bias no longer exists.

 

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12 Responses to No More Gender Bias?

  1. tammy j says:

    oh for pete’s sake.
    my response to those people…
    “find something to do.”

  2. Sharon says:

    Seriously?
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    • Jean says:

      You didn’t think it was interesting? I think we’re all a bunch of nuts, and it’s interesting to see the variety of ways we are.

  3. Linda Sand says:

    I like Jean’s response to Sharon. 🙂

  4. Sorry, just couldn’t get into this article! But still, there’s something to be said for giving in to nonsense once in a while!
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  5. Cathy in NZ says:

    and SOME ONE paid the RESEARCHER to come up THAT!!!

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