I remember back in the nineties a female player sent a letter into CVG complaining about something. They titled it "Time Of The Month".
In 2003 a female reader sent an angry letter to Official US Playstation Magazine complaining about sexualized images of women and even went as far as to cut out these images from the magazine and mailing them (and it stupidly included stuff like images from the movie Blue Crush from the DVD review section, because OPM was totally responsible for making that movie)
OPM shrugged it off as "you'd think women were a big part of the video game industry or something" ie not getting that the reader was upset over the females being sexy, because "sexy is bad" was such an alien concept to most people in the 2000s, which was all about sex, sex, sex.
But it proves that there were people like that out there even back then, just seething over sexy women in video games, they just didn't have the power that they do now pre-social media.