Articles like these need to stop seriously. I can already hear the SJW brigade screaming: “Shut your god damn misogynistic, chauvinistic, woman-hating cis-mouth.” The article starts off with: “The way female characters, female developers and female gamers are treated today is wrong.” That there. That is where the writer already signified his total failure and lack of self-awareness when tackling this subject matter. The second you assume and say that you can speak for every single woman in the gaming industry is the second that you oppress them and silence their right to speak for themselves. That alone is the definition of sexism and oppression.
I know plenty of female gamers, and none of them care about the current narrative that the SJW brigade is trying to push onto developers, gamers and the industry. Not all women are the same. They don’t think the same, and they most definitely do not agree with this toxic feminist movement. So stop lumping every single woman who’s ever picked up a controller into the same basket, because that is stereotyping and sexist if I ever saw it. Badly written articles like these only prolonging the sexism debate instead of fixing it. People like these are dead-set on reinforcing stereotypes in this industry and silencing women who might happen to want to speak their own mind. Stop generalizing and start listening for a change.
So next time when you want to write a poorly researched article like this, I suggest you actually talk to real female gamers. Not journalists. Not the supposed “cultural critics.” Actual women who are actually playing actual games this very moment. Avoid the gaming media and press, their anti-gaming/gamer sentiment is bleeding through the walls. Once you talk to your average girl gamer out on the street, you can see just how ridiculous articles like these really are. I am sorry, but articles like this are only prolonging the sexism debate instead of addressing the real issue the industry is facing. This horse is dead and beaten time to move on people.