Men respond better to females

A megnut reader sends a pointer to an interesting article, in response to my concerns yesterday about the battle-assisting robot voice being female. Apparently there's a digital cockpit voice known as "Bitchin' Betty" that assists F-16 fighers and Apache helicoptor pilots "in sticky situations."

NASA had conducted studies on pilots, most of whom are men. The results showed that men respond more quickly to a female voice.

So perhaps the voice would be female after all. Still, she wouldn't necessarily nag, would she?