You know. It's really disappointing that the most active thread for the biggest game currently is about a really mild, innocent joke introduction scene and blowing that way out of proportion.
Fuck actually talking about the game. Lets ramble on about pointless bullshit in a really mild scene. Hell i don't think GTA5 is sexist, but if you wanted to make that argument there are like at least a dozen better things you could use as your example. Theres a god damn minigame where you feel up strippers during a lap dance. You brutally torture a guy with various torture mini-games. Theres complex multiple path heist missions that can have multiple outcomes. Yet the most active thread here is discussing the ethics of a dude making a pass at a chick and being shut down and politely accepting the rejection. SEXISM GUYS!
The fuck is wrong with you people?
To be fair, I think 3/4 of the comments are just people arguing that it's fine and we shouldn't even be talking about it. It seems like the hubbub is more that anyone might bring it up as a possible issue than tons of people making a bigger deal out of it than it is.
Personally, I think it's a reasonable little topic, but as you said, it's probably one of the lesser areas of potentially problematic content in the game. It does strike me as a bit odd considering the kerfuffle around there being no female lead, as I figured Rockstar would maybe be a little more careful with the addition of a female character. Still, this interaction in the intro seems rather mild to me, but I'm not everyone. I would definitely agree with you that it pales in comparison to the many more potentially questionable elements of the game.
I think the game is pretty great, but I can see how there may be some genuine areas for criticism.