While it seems like there is some portion of the typical 0 for the sake of it crowd, everything I've looked at in terms of video reviews or a lot of the metacritic ones have been pretty negative on the game because of the story. And they don't even bring up any gender or SJW or labor practices etc.
It sounds like it's just bad, I guess particularly when compared to the first. I've never played the first one and didn't have any expectations to play Part 2, so it's interesting to sit back and watch all this play out. What I expect to happen is that any post-release press coverage are just going to dismiss any negative reviews of the game because they haven't looked themselves, assuming its all just bigoted assholes crying, when it seems to me like it is definitely not.