Space sung about the female of a species being more deadly than the male, and this is apparently true for hurricanes! Published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers have found that hurricanes with female names are more deadly than those with masculine names. I am certainly no social scientist, but apparently it is all to do with gender stereotypes feeding into the public perception of how dangerous hurricane Barbie or hurricane Ken might be. Whilst a name may help people recall storm information, assigning a "gender" to the natural hazard may risk lives.
Female hurricanes are deadlier than male hurricanes