Women may be more misogynistic than men on Twitter, according to a new study conducted by the social intelligence company Brandwatch.
As emphasized in the findings, 52 percent of misogynistic tweets were written by women, while the remaining 48 percent were written by men.
The study was conducted by an anti-bullying organization using automated and manual analysis tools to compile data from nearly 19 million public tweets.
On the social platform, trending topics such as “misogyny” and “masculinity” were analyzed among a total of 19 million tweets. One percent separated the misogynistic insults from the discussion of the topic.
Women were more likely to use derogatory terms such as “bitch” and “cow” than men, according to the findings. Such words were the most frequently observed by researchers.
Ed Crook, the study’s lead researcher, believes that misogynistic speech is starting to become more prevalent among both genders alike. Crook provided the following statement to the technology blog Mashable.
“We don’t want the research to be as vilifying women. That goes against objectives of the study. We are not pointing at women and saying they are misogynists.”