Separate Sexism Forum:
- If a perceived problem is that the same people are posting in those threads every time, relegating those topics to an entirely separate forum would separate the discussion from more and more users, actually exacerbating the problem people are ostensibly trying to solve.
The sexism forum wouldn't be hidden by default. It would only be hidden by users who don't want to see those threads, much like off-topic can be hidden by people who only want to focus on gaming.
- It's impossible to define what is about sexism and what isn't. Consider Bioshock Infinite. A thread about Booker being am underdeveloped character would undoubtedly go in the main forum. Would a similar post about Elizabeth be moved to an entirely cut off forum just because she's a female character? Some mod would be forced to make that decision, which will just create daily pointless aggravation on their part and on the users' side.
If someone makes a thread in the Bioshock Infinite forum about Elizabeth being an undeveloped character, that's fine, as long the thread remains character focused, and not social issue focused. If the topic wandered off to a discussion of feminism and female representation, then the thread should be moved.
The same would be true for someone creating a thread asking if Booker was underdeveloped, which then went into the whole 'disposable male' issue frequently pointed out by men's rights groups.
At least that would be one way to handle it.
- Most of these discussions about sexism are related to a specific game, and therefore they are still game-related, not off-topic. A thread about the women in GTA V belongs in the GTA V Forum. Segregating it would make an unprecedented split in how games threads are categorized, all because some users here just don't like them.
This would be the only real issue with a sexism sub-forum that I really can't argue against. At this point, it just comes down to the benefits outweighing the negative aspects, and I believe they do.