This Destructoid article talks to the writer for Lollipop Chainsaw, James Gunn who says that some people are just looking to pick a fight when it comes to internet arguments of sexism, and are more concerned with being “right” instead of making a convincing argument.
I find that people, especially those on the internet, don’t quite know what sexism is. I know this from first hand experience of people “arguing” that games like Metroid: Other M is sexist.
Recently I watched a video that argued that Samus, as a bounty hunter, wouldn’t take orders from anyone and that was evidence that the game was sexist. Even though any mercenary working with the military would have to take order from a commanding officer or else they would be detained, and Samus makes a point that joining Adam’s mission and not following his orders would be kind of a dick move. And let’s not forget that a bunch of other men were taking orders from Adam or …you know what I’m going to stop because I could probably go through scene by scene of Other M to disprove (or at least offer a reasonable inferred explanation) most criticism and turn it into a book.
Anyways, the point is that sexism is a word that people like to throw around, and most of the time, they are being sexist themselves. Usually, many arguments that a work is sexist involves saying a character cannot act a certain way based on their sex, which either good or bad, is sexist. To say a character must be a certain way based on their sex, is sexist and saying that story cannot be told a certain way because of a character sex, is also sexism.