Study: Online gaming “losers” are more likely to harass women

Talk to women who play games online, especially first-person shooters, and you'll quickly hear tales of them being bombarded with gender-focused harassment if and when they decide to speak up on a groupchat channel. Now, a new study suggests that the players most likely to engage in this kind of harassment are the ones who are actually worst at the game itself.

In the study, published last week by the Public Library of Science, two researchers from the University of New South Wales and...

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