back when I worked as a pharmacy tech, they had a rather large opened jar of pure caffeine citrate powder in the back. Apparently it was used to make a compound of some sort. I was frequently tempted to see what would happen if I just dumped a spoonful of it into my coffee. My sense of responsibility and common sense kept me from trying, and that's probably a good thing.
It is absolutely true that the game reviewing industry is a complete mess. But having to search a little harder for honest reviews for games does not compare.
And the articles themselves might not have attacked her because she's a woman, but lots and lots of assholes were indeed attacking her in a misogynist manner; e.g. rape-threats.
But this is just the off-topic discussion of the nature of skepticism. If the only "evidence" is a leap that can only be made sense of by the reader accepting an implicit intervention by supernatural forces, then you've not written a good paper. Or at least, as TFA's intro hints at, not one that is appropriate for the realm of science.
I constantly marvel at how much we can't verifiably prove we know about the nature of the brain. I'm optimistic we're going to learn things steadily, but compared to so many other things, good lord, we've got a long way to go.