Are Guys Really Better Gamers Than Gals?

7/8/2016 - Associate Professor of Communication Cuihua (Cindy) Shen at LiveScience.

Although women now make up almost half of all video game players, the gamingcommunity remains, in some ways, hostile toward women.

There’s also the long-held stereotype that men are simply better gamers than women. Women gamers are often perceived as incompetent players who aren’t genuinely interested in the games but rather sign up to get attention. If a female gamer does play well, she’s often derided as a hacker – someone who cheats to gain an advantage – because “there is no way a girl can be that good.”

Read the full story at LiveScience.