Thanks to GameSpot for its 'GameSpotting' editorial discussing whether men can be trusted to portray women fairly in videogames
. The author references Metroid
("I don't appreciate that Samus being a woman is a punch line"
), and Ico
("Yorda... [is] this supposedly sympathetic female character in a video game that can do absolutely nothing for herself and is constantly in danger of being kidnapped"
), and ends by leveling the charge: "I think men are inherently incapable of doing an adequate job of properly presenting female characters in games."