Of course you are correct. Multiple interpretations are possible. Activism is an issue close to the hearts of more than a few of us here.
But please allow me to bring up the issue of activism from another angle. The issue of women and photography is truly important to me because of who uses my photos. Some of my photos are used by feminist organizations in conservative societies as they fight for the human rights of women. Groups run by women that work in Afghanistan, India and the Middle East.
In such contexts it is extremely important that my photographic work is not associated with the sexualization of women. The worst case scenario would be that the organization be accused of associating with Western sexual decadence and local people being killed for the work they do or have benefited from. Not likely, but it is possible. Afghanistan and parts of the Middle East and South Asia are extremely conservative. Women are killed for violating patriarchal norms. Few patriarchal norms are as potent as those concerning female sexuality. And mere photos can and do get women killed.
Keeping this potential for violence in mind, it should be clear why I do not publish photos of sexualized women. The only exception for me is where my photo contains a photo by someone else and my photo is of a documentary purpose e.g. this or this. I have nothing against most sexually suggestive or explicit photos, and certainly not nudity in general. But I cannot have my own work associated with them, and I’m fine with that.
Therefore if someone wrongly accuses me of taking photos that sexualize women, that is potentially quite damaging to more than just me. I do not respect those who casually throw around such accusations, and I question if they have taken the time to think through the implications of their accusations to anyone other than themselves.