If the goal is to engage the community and industry in dialog about solving issues of sexism, a post of 8 female points of view creates exactly one thing and that is an "us and them" mentality. When I saw that statue I was just grossed out; I've seen more sexist things, so to me it just looked dumber than a sack of farts. I did not feel the need to raise a flag; It's not like we haven't been told plenty about sexism in gaming the past decade. It just made Deep Silver look stupid, and they were rightly shamed for it.
So, problem solved right?
Not when you bring up an article like this. For one, the issue has already been beaten into a pulp by the collective games press. We, the readers, are fully saturated with this topic. We know about the statue, we know it's dumb, and we know concerns have been raised about sexism. Yet you feed us, a predominantly male community (let's be honest), even more about it, presented by panel of industry women that we already respect.
At this point it ceases to be reporting and becomes shaming of the community. Are we supposed to be extra extra outraged now? Should we feel super bad that there are stupid men out there that make bad decisions? How fucking rotten is this industry, you guys? We need to be extra super more pissed off because we obviously were't properly outraged.
You've set "the women" up against "the men". It makes both sides go on the defensive. It makes dialog stupider and it makes no progress. If you took the effort to request these opinions you could have gone the extra mile and solicited male developers as well. You could have, but instead you made a gimmick article that, effectively, cheapens the topic it sets out to discuss and shames the community enough to make much further dialog fruitless. Well done.