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Scientists discover new source of hurricane danger: Sexism
Scientists discover new source of hurricane danger: Sexism

Sexism may be getting in the way of hurricane safety. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Arizona State University looked at 63 years of hurricane fatality data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and found that powerful hurricanes with feminine names were more deadly than hurricanes of the same strength with masculine names. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said the researchers looked at 90 years of hurricane fatality data. It was 63 years. ------------ The reason, they say, is tied up with a lingering and subconscious sexism that continues to permeate our...

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