"Again, people are misunderstanding what the issue is."
Let's examine this:
"No one has a problem with a woman being on the front cover.Or being playable in the game."
"The woman in the first trailer was slightly questionable, but was given a pass by many (including me)."
"Yes, we all know Battlefield was never THAT realistic, so whatever."
"If those comments never occurred I (along with many others) would've probably given it a pass."
You keep switching from selective wording to all-inclusive wording. So is it everyone, or no one, or some people, or no people? If you admit that a certain amount of people do view the problem as the inclusion of women, then how could you possibly state definitively that people "just don't get it, man!" From what I've seen, the notion that women shouldn't be in the game at all is as popular as the "it just needs to be more historically accurate, mannn!" notion (which is probably just made up mostly of people who didn't want to see women in the game anyways).
Seriously, when you have to start making excuses because you know that admitting a large portion of the backlash is coming from people who are unreasonable, you should really think about what you're fighting against in the first place. It reminds me of something someone (can't remember who) said about Charlottesville. (Paraphrasing) "I don't care if you were protesting taxes, if you are willing to march with white supremacists just to get a 'reasonable' goal done you should rethink your strategy." I would never say that in regards to something as silly as a video game protest, but at least have some introspection.
"Calling people "uneducated" and "sexist" for not believing that women were in the front lines of british forces having prosthetic arms and blue face paint and wielding cricket bats. "
By the way this is either A ) A straight up lie B ) A misinterpretation or C ) A cocky clever way to show the huge contrast between claims of lack of education while simultaneously showing off unrealistic things. But even C, which would be quite clever, isn't effective ... because it's addressed in the very statement you are talking about.
""These are people who are uneducated—they don't understand that this is a plausible scenario, and listen: this is a game," he added."
You could make a case that the comment is pretty stupid because it isn't very substantive, but I think when he said people are "uneducated" he is clearly not talking about prosthetic arms. He even caps it off by punctuating that it's just a game, so even calling out the contrast doesn't work well.
Sad thing is, the comments given by the developers and EA are just as dumb as what the fanbase have stated. Really, there is no defending a company as shitty as EA or a developer as lolbad as DICE. But if gamers won't be standing for the stupidity of these companies, they should at least call out the stupidity in their own echo chamber.
So you are defending EA comment about "being uneducated and sexist" as a mere misinterpretation, and yet you went on to break down his comment and misinterpret it to make a point, hmmm irony or contradiction.
Hmmm lets contradict some more. So anybody with a knowledge of history will easily point toward women in WW2 with Prosthetic arm went home there weren't many on the front line to begin with, besides Russian snipers and medic duty, Secondly there is difference between having an authentic WW2 experience and expecting a realistic potrayle of WW2, for example everybody knows car handling in GT is not 1:1 of their real life counter part, but if it starts to handle like NFS thats a problem. Third point many people who are labeling this as something against women are conveniently omitting the fact people also complained about a dude weilding Katana, but we have to ignore it coz its a dude, and doesn't suit the agenda of calling people sexist.