It seems like the title of an onion article, but it’s actually very serious. A study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that hurricanes with feminine names killed significantly more people than hurricanes with masculine names. The authors looked at several decades of hurricane deaths (excluding extreme outliers like Katrina and Audrey) and posed a question:
Do people judge hurricane risks in the context of gender-based expectations?
According to their study, the answer is a big yes.
Laboratory experiments indicate that this is because hurricane names lead to gender-based expectations about severity and this, in turn, guides respondents’ preparedness to take protective action.
In other words, because of some deep-seated perceptions of gender, people are less afraid of hurricanes with feminine names. And that means they are less likely to evacuate.
damn. looks like mother nature is coming for your sexist ass.
Oh hey, past me. Glad to see you’re having fun and floating around Tumblr like a satellite version of my past self. Keep on keepin’ on, ethereal Elliott.
I’m on a new diet called don’t fucking look at me
One day, that toddler will be telling everyone about the time she went one on one with the great one, pattycaking his candy ass.
the rock is a gift
this man helped to avert the apocalypse
no kissing emoticon before marriage
parents: i want the truth
me: *tells truth*
parents: nope youre lying wrong answer
you have no idea the lengths I went to to find this gif set.
I saw this when it came on and I was crying
i remember when i was 5 i used to take dancing lessons and there was this kid in 7th grade who’d make fun of me and call me “gay” but the jokes on him because i gave his younger cousin a handjob at camp so who’s gay now
i think you’re still technically gay
did he even have a script
— Unknown (via whskey)