... I had been thinking about that recently... Should I feel bad about even liking Metroid? I used to do the speed runs at first, I guess, because "SAMUS NEKKID LAWL". But I was barely in High School (not really an excuse)... But after Zero Mission (the first Metroid I owned and completed), the speed runs ended up being something I did... Maybe I grew up? But recently, I thought about it... Other M really isn't any different than any of its predecessors (except Metroid Prime, though I don't know about the third one) in terms of gender equality... It's more in your face, but Samus would always strip for you if you got a good speed (except in Prime and ironically enough Other M).
All this rambling... I just want to say, goddarn Metroid is sexist and I don't know how to feel about liking it... And I can't believe it took me this long to realize it. ._.
Okay, I'll go away now. (Had nothing to do with Tomb Raider...)
(I should mention that this had nothing to do with "The Baby", although I guess that hints at the whole "women as mothers" stereotype. That was apparently consciously supposed to reflect PTSD on her part, which can also be seen in the Metroid Japanese comic book, where iirc she's objectified less.)