I'm not going to bother getting into this issue (which many ignore it even being an "issue") since it can be a little too upsetting, but before I return to being invisible, I just wanted to thank the OP and the supporters of this thread. Despite the downvotes you guys are expected to get, you still bravely choose to share your opinion and try to combat this problem. Hopefully, over time, sexism in gaming will diminish and if it will, it'd be thanks to people like you.
This was a well thought out thread and definitely worth a read. Personally, I found all your comments valid.