There's nothing objectionable about the opening blurb; maybe it's a tad self-important, but so is everything else on the Internet. The offended reactions are practically caricatures of hairtrigger male nerd rage, like something you'd see on Law & Order: SVU -- it's as if you're handing the Sarkeesians of the world a straw man on a silver platter. You're becoming exactly what they're accusing you of being, in other words.
Your post calls to mind a line by Friedrich Nietzsche:"He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
Ergo, one needs to take care that one doesn't become what one loathes nor what people who you are not fond of are stereotyping one's ilk as, all the more so
if one deals with those people on a regular basis. Elsewise, one is just as bad.
(Note by the way that I am by no means implying nor calling anybody a monster here. It's just that the quote by goldenband above called that line to mind.)
People can't be going around assuming that everyone who brings up women in video games does so in bad faith, because that's simply not the case.
In fact, it is very, very good
that people are questioning why so many female video game characters are always so sexualised, why there has traditionally been a lack of female protagonists in this or that genre etc. etc.
Now if OP was actually mocking certain feminists and I somehow missed the sarcasm then bravo, fooled me.
Here's how I see it:
If video games can
A. Get more female protagonists and
B. Stop the oh-so persistent trend of sexualising female video game characters all of the time everywhere, then that's a good thing. Personally, I've always been annoyed at how female video game characters tend to be sexualised all over the place for the lone purpose of titillation, honestly, and if people would like to change that, then that's great and I approve.
If you are wondering about the effectiveness thus far, off of the top of my head I can tell you that Shovel Knight's developer openly stated that they kept the sexualisation concern in mind when they developed the characters for the game, which is absolutely rockin'!
Even of the people who do act problematically and questionably in the matter, I would say that a fair number of them probably have their hearts in the right place, but then they go too far, and rather than balancing things they end up trying to vent their frustration at everyone and adopt a "fight fire with fire" approach which in this kind of situation is no good, because it just subjects others to the problems in question.
But even in such a case, their intents are still not malicious. Those individuals have but gone a bit awry and need someone to remind them of what they were trying to do in the first place to help them get back on track.
All in all, it's best to assume good faith of others. And if in doubt, take the time to make sure you fully understand what the other person is saying and that you're not just misinterpreting things and blowing things out of proportion.
Everyone who's upset about the opening post is just reading too much into things.
It's still anecdotal though, Gemini. Your group of female friends is not representative of the entire female gaming community. Anecdotal evidence is bad.
No offence, but RationalWiki is more-or-less the left wing equivalent of Conservapedia (in fact, it was formed as a counter to Conservapedia), so it is not exactly the most reliable nor neutral source for information.
Your point still stands, of course. I just wanted to point that out because it is not the best idea to use non-neutral sources on subjects when one can help it.
Personally, however, I do agree with this:
There is never an absolute truth to personal taste
...as personal taste is indeed subjective by nature, and therefore there aren't really many definites whatsoever about it.