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Submission Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds

AmiMoJo writes: The men most likely to harass women online are the men most likely to have their own problems. That bit of validation comes courtesy Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff, researchers at the University of New South Wales and Miami University, respectively. For their latest study, published in the journal PLOS One last week, the duo watched how men treated women during 163 plays of the video game Halo 3. As they watched the games play out and tracked the comments that players made to each other, the researchers observed that — no matter their skill level, or how the game went — men tended to be pretty cordial to each other. Male players who were good at the game also tended to pay compliments to other male and female players. Some male players, however — the ones who were less-skilled at the game, and performing worse relative their peers — made frequent, nasty comments to the female gamers. In other words, sexist dudes are literally losers.

Comment Re:Hide? Why? (Score 2) 789

Bradley Manning committed a crime. I thought the original post said that in this case, the theoretical person had not. I sympathise with Bradley, and I think his treatment at the hands of the US is despicable, but it's hard to argue he wasn't committing a crime and equally, didn't know it.

Comment Re:WWAD (Score 3, Insightful) 789

It's a formal and serious allegation which he is avoiding answering to by hiding. If he's innocent, why is he hiding? Read up on the extradition laws and you'll find it's *harder* to be extradited from Sweden than the UK, and that if he gets extradited to Sweden then *both* Sweden and the UK have to consent to extradition to the US on charges that haven't even been brought yet.

Two women have made serious allegations, he should face them using legal due process.

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." -- Dave Bowman, 2001