I think you may have misunderstood, and I might have not been completely clear; the guy in question was
tolerated by the admins and the clan leaders because he was good. He was number 2 as far as accuracy in the clan, so his bullshit was tolerated. My point was that the simple fact that he knew these players were women, he harassed them mercilessly, despite the fact that all of the player models in Counter Strike are generic male models.
I usually dedicated my time when he was on the server to humiliating him until he got pissed off and left.
On the topic of the article, comparing pec size to breast size is kind of an apples and oranges comparison. Pectoral muscles are not considered a sexual organ while breasts absolutely are. The "sexualization" of the female characters is there, basically because you can't give a female character a big chest without automatically triggering a response in most of the straight male culture on earth.
Look at how cartoons typically show women (kid's cartoons, that is). Usually they have kind of a big butt, small waist and maybe some roundness in the chest, but that's it. Effort is made to NOT sexualize them. And clear effort was made in the case of Alyx Vance. Kudos to Valve for making her look like a woman but not a porn star.
I think a lot of this may come back to porn. Not only is there a direct link in a lot of minds between small waist and big chest = sex, but porn had exaggerated that link, and let's face it, how many male gamers do you know that never
look at porn? I'm not saying it's to blame, I'm just saying too many idiots base their idea of what a woman should be on what they see in it.
Those women do it because they make bank doing it.