June 3, 2014
You know how you sometimes say, “That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!”, but you don't really mean it?
Well, I may have a contender.
A University of Illinois study shows that people actually fear hurricanes with female names less, and are slightly less likely to evacuate for a female-named hurricane than one with a male name.
Are you kidding me??? It’s a STORM! A potentially life-threatening STORM! But because it has a female name you don’t think it will hurt you???
I’ve heard of gender bias before, but this is ridiculous!