@thekokapelli: I don't think anyone here is doubting that HOTD is very sexist. The problem is that you seem to stop at that and say, 'sure it's okay to like something sexist'. This is exactly how the article begins, Sam says he initially liked HOTD, but is now having second thoughts about why he liked it because it is so sexist. But the article goes further than just labeling HOTD as sexist, because, according to the title, Sam wants to question and consider his own experiences with 'sexist' anime and what these experiences say about sexism in anime in general. Of course once we start considering sexism in anime in general, we can't just simply look at HOTD or stop at simply labeling certain anime as sexist, others as not, but look at the bigger picture.
The problem is not that Sam is wrong in labeling HOTD as sexist, but that simply labeling anime as sexist or not, does not really lead to a better understanding of sexism in anime in general and why sexism in anime has gotten to the point that it has. In order to get at a better of understanding of such, we would have to consider broader questions about society, culture and gender, the likes of which could hardly be done justice in an online forum discussion. Which is why I think Sam's article would be better titled as "HOTD: Thoughts about sexism and anime."