Researchers Shocked by Findings of Post-Gamergate Study: Female Gamers Are More Sexist

Posted on June 20, 2019 2:10 pm

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Years after Gamergate raised questions about misogyny in gaming, a study of the effects of sexualized female characters has made an unexpected discovery: Female gamers are more sexist than their male counterparts. 

The findings were published in April in Aggressive Behavior, a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journal.

In the study, an international team of researchers set out to examine for the first time “the consequences of sexualized video game content on online sexual harassment against male and female targets.” A group of men and women were asked to play a version of the video game “Ultra Street Fighter 4” that featured highly sexualized