"'Yee et al say, “While WoW players share a strong stereotype of women preferring to heal, our findings show that this stereotype isn’t true. We did not find a significant difference in terms of player gender. What we did find was that players enact this stereotype when gender-bending. Thus, the stereotype becomes true in the VW—female characters heal more than male characters.'
However, I think that this conclusion understates the potential of the stereotype to be performed in two directions – first, that players who play as female heal more, but secondly and more importantly, players who are going to heal more play as female."