Thanks for the new links, I'll read them in a minute.
And thanks OP, that was an interesting article.
As a female gamer, I too feel offended by such examples wether it's Dukem or another game. Like, it feels very awkward when I'm trying a God of War game out and it has 2 naked women in them that you can fuck...
It has always bothered me, this issue. When I was younger (around the time I was 15-17) I thought I could change the perspective of how women are treated by participating in forums and raising my voice. How silly of me to think that one person could make a difference in guys dominated hobby. I still participate and show my dissatisfaction but I know it won't change a thing. We're in 2011 now, I'm 22 and even though you see more and more female gamers on forums, the companies didn't become more respectful and reserved towards women, it became worse. Dead or Alive games being worse, Soul Calibur games having bigger boobs and suggestive clothes after each new entry, characters like Bayonetta being made, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 having a naked female sitting on the floor and filled with blood etc.
And all the Japanese shit is bothering me as well, where you have games you can rape women. Moe characters and all that crap as well.
I mean, what is catering to women? Female gamers aren't asking for games being made for them in mind, just be respectful about the women you make and don't assume that all gamers are guys.