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Video Game Losers are More Likely to be Sexist

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This is not entirely surprising, but a new study finds that male gamers not good at video games are more likely to harass female players and, thus, be sexist. That is, those who suck at video games more readily lash out at female competitors with sexist slurs than those who don’t. The researchers behind the study, which is titled Insights into Sexism: Male Status and Performance Moderates Female-Directed Hostile and Amicable Behaviour, conducted tests using Halo 3, monitored how male players treated women during 163 sessions of the Xbox 360 game, and observed and tracked the comments they left one...

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