A favorite tactic of public figure type women who are criticized is to state that they, personally, are being attacked. Anita Sarkeesian, the late Emily Hart, the Squad (Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Illhan Omar and that other one), etc. have engaged in this behavior many times. Then there usually comes the accusations of death threats, which is the ultimate tool to shut down criticism.
Their personalities might be appealing or unappealing; what matters is what they said. Does it stand up to scrutiny? What if logic, facts and reason are applied? These women are mostly highly educated and consider themselves part of the intellectual elite; with the ability to handle complex topics with nuance and all. Yet they avoid using their self-described superior skills to defend their positions. This should be telling, but for many people it is apparently not.
Short answer — when you see people trying to deflect criticism as a personal attack, even when the criticisms is of the ideas and not the person, then you should assume that there is nothing to their argument.
P.S. When emotion is overly used, then that is another tip-off; but that is a subject for another post.