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Hurricanes with female names are more deadly and destructive than those with male names as New Yorkers found out during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. (Photo: Shutterstock/donvictorio)

Much has been written about subtle discrimination against women and gender bias in the most unlikely places. As we approach the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy (Oct. 22–31, 2012) and the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina last August, we want to share the results of a 2014 study published by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which found that people judge hurricane risks in the context of gender-based expectations.

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