My main issue with the article is that it could've made that exact same point without doing a surface-level google search for other goings-on in the news right now including women, throwing it into the same basket and saying "because sexists." I think the obsession with getting the naked pics is creepy, but if there was a Taylor Lautner sex tape I'm not going to lie to you and say I wouldn't be tempted. Being motivated by sex is not inherently misogynist or misandrist.
Except if you'd read the article, you'd know the author argues that this isn't motivated by sex. If a hacker was motivated by a sexual desire just to see the images, why would they share them? The author's argument is that sharing these photos on the Internet is an assertion of power and violation, and that this is the real motivation, and I agree with it. It's the same thing that motivates street harassment, revenge porn, and creepshots. It's not really about sex, or at least not only about sex, a part of the titillation is the knowledge that the victim feels violated.
What I've read about the hacker ring (we know it's a ring now) suggests it's primarily about money, as most professional hacking is. The sort of half-assed character analysis in that article is helpful to no one.
And the "power" thing is really laughable because, of course, every one of these women is wealthy and famous and will easily recover from this the same way Scarlett did (other than maybe Kate Upton, whose career was based entirely on teasing teenage boys in photoshoots).