To the original topic and not the deranged derailing by Rush Limbaugh's more retarded little brothers, I think her argument about the use of the over-use of the Damsel in Distress trope is spot on.
It doesn't matter if Link loves Zelda or Mario is in a relationship with Peach, that's simply the motivational factor for their characters to rescue the damsel. The women themselves are nothing more than an object waiting to be saved, completely incapable of saving themselves, and the reason why the main male protagonists want to rescue them isn't part of that equation. The simple fact is it is A) **** poor storytelling and B) really, really sexist. Now, there are any number of games that break this trope and try to turn it on its head, but there are far, far more that simply recycle the stereotype that women are weak, can't protect themselves, and need to be rescued by the avatar of the man playing the video game. The sooner we get away from this sort of ****, the sooner we get better video games.
Also, she didn't make her argument in some sort of shrill way, nor did she characterize all men as women-haters, nor did she say that video games were the only place where this sort of trope is used and abused. She made a solid assessment of the overuse of the trope in video games and discussed why she felt it was perpetuating the stereotypes that women have been trying to overcome for centuries.
Now to the derailing.
Brown Duck, making a point more eloquently doesn't make the point valid. It's like when gbaji decides to jump into an argument. You're bound to get well-written paragraph after well-written paragraph, but at the end of the day, his arguments — when you look at them deeply — are infantile and often fundamentally flawed.
Saying that "the loudest voices of feminism" are shrill, and man-hating is simply wrong. You are forgetting to ask the most important question, "Who is putting these voices forward?" The answer, almost universally, isn't women. It's misogynists like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and the far-right who cater to those that often believe that women's place is to be subjugated to men. How many times must we hear the latest outrage from the "femi-*****" on Limbaugh's show (that you hear only in specific echo chambers) before you realize that you are being that its all a plan to get you upset at feminists as a whole?
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machin ery of night.