Is it true that natural disasters affect men and women differently?



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    Well… yes and no. Natural disasters, like earthquakes or floods, do not affect our bodies differently. We can all get crushed or drown just the same. However, after the “disaster” part is over, depending on what has been destroyed, either women or men end up picking up the slack (very often the women).

    Say that a field is flooded, and crops cannot be grown in a community where it is men’s job to grow the crops. Women may then have to do additional work to compensate for the potential famine. This can manifest in many ways, of course, including scenarios involving childcare, gendered work, emotional or community devastation, or ruined housing.

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