BBC Study Finds 40 Percent of MMORPG Gamers Are Bi-Females
The BBC reports that a study has found an unusually high level of bisexuality among women who play online MMO's. The study looked at 2,400 members of the population who played Everquest II.
To quote: I think a lot of our stereotypes are based on the way computer games have been, rather than where they're going.
The pressure to conform to traditional gender roles might mean that some women are put off activities seen as "masculine", whereas women who reject traditional gender roles might be more likely to play MMOs such as EverQuest II.
Perhaps in support of this the survey revealed an unusually high level of bisexuality among the women who took part in the study - over five times higher than the general population. More PlayStation 3 News...