It says a lot about this community that being indirectly compared to a woman is interpreted as a "sick burn."
And what it says is nothing good. To be clear.
Yeah, as I was scrolling through this I was getting really uncomfortable that nobody saw the irony in, who I assume is, a woman asking for female perspective then a bunch of dudes laughing at somebody being compared to a woman. Oh well, still the internet I suppose.
I can definitely see the issue with some people taking it as a genuine "burn". I found it amusing because it seemed like such an unintentional burn. Obviously, it's not an actual insult, but in complimenting him, it just came off as a burn that someone on the staff might make.
Perhaps you're right that there is something unfortunately puerile in such humor, but I hope that the OP realizes that most of us don't think they were insulting Patrick. It was just a funny-sounding compliment, and it fit with a kind of Giant Bomb ribbing style humor. I imagine that if they have become such a big fan of the site, they will likely appreciate the fact that they led to such unintentional humor for many here.
Their point still stands as far as desiring more female perspectives though, and I think it's actually quite the praise to Patrick that they may find him nearly representative of such a perspective.