Literal Losers Are More Likely to Lash Out at Female Gamers

A newly released study shows what we were all thinking: Abusive and sexist gamers are losers. Literally.

Insights into Sexism: Male Status and Performance Moderates Female-Directed Hostile and Amicable Behavior,” published last week in PLOS One, found that men who perform poorly in gaming are more likely to be rude and discriminatory toward their female counterparts.

The researchers, Michael Kasumovic of University of New South Wales and Jeffrey Kuznekoff of Miami University, found...

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