Wolfkin: I'll recap for you. Basically IGN Editor Ryan Clements went to Japan and was at a panel for The Last Guardian where Director Fumito Ueda spoke. During the Q&A someone asked him why all his protagonists are male. Let's ignore the fact that, while I don't mean to suggest girls couldn't work in the game, it's just a stupid question. Like asking why the pet is bird-like rather than puppy-like. Anyway, Ueda says something about girls wearing skirts, and given full camera control, he doesn't want players to just upskirt all day.
This sticks with Ryan and he goes on to ask Ueda about it and Ueda makes up something about how girls only wear skirts and that would interfere with the acrobatics... then something about the character being really tiny on screen and trying to convey that if it was a girl it would be hard for her to do the same sort of things as the boy... yada yada yada you can read the article ( http://n4g.com/news/717561/... ) if you can't see where this is going.
Sure sexism is a problem in the industry, but this is Ueda's third game. The main character's gender choice shouldn't really be on the table. No one is asking why Naughty Dog hasn't made a female protagonist and they're working on (non-kart) game number 9.