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A new study suggests that men who are bad at gaming are far more likely to lash out against women in games. Huh.


In other news, the sun is very hot on the surface. (via PLOS One)

The furor of #Gamergate, a cesspool of Internet gaming trolls who have been harassing women online in the name of "integrity in gaming journalism" has died down somewhat in the media. That doesn't mean Internet harassment has died down, by any means. As long as people can hide behind muscular avatars, there will be men hunting and harassing women, especially in a pastime with a huge gender disparity like gaming.

One funny thing about this ugliness has been discovered in a study conducted by Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff, researchers at the University of New South Wales and Miami University. It's entitled, "Insights into Sexism: Male Status and Performance Moderates Female-Directed Hostile and Amicable Behavior." Blah, blah, tell it to me in English, doc!

Sources: The Washington Post | PLOS One