Sexist dudes playing Halo 3 are losers, literally, according to a study published in PLOS One last week.

Researchers Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff monitored the behavior of gamers during 163 plays of the video game Halo 3. Men who did well at the game were generally cordial and complimentary of other players - both male and female. But male players who were less skilled and performed worse than their peers were more likely to make frequent, nasty comments to female gamers.  

   

Facts about HARRASMENT AND GENDER RATIOS ONLINE:

40% of internet users have experienced harassment online

A 2014 survey on Reddit found that 95% of r/Halo is male

Women outnumber men on Facebook and Pinterest

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