I didn't really want to make a new thread to vet a little bit about morons on the internet, so I just throw this here.
I don't watch Doctor Who, though I knew a few things about the show and the character by sheer osmosis. Yesterday it was announced that the next person to play the Doctor will be a woman. Naturally the manchild brigade threw a hissy fit. As I am kind of a masochist I looked up some of the scalding hot takes in the Doctor Who subreddit on the matter, and they are as awful as you expect. Just all sorts of general "but I don't want things to change!" whining.
What compounds here is that there isn't even a diagetic issue at all as the character is established to transform on a regular basis. It has has been previously established that Timelords can switch genders, other Timelords in the show have previously switched gender, and even The Doctor has switched gender before (in a non-canon TV special). So any argument a la "what's next? Female Sherlock Holmes?" aren't only bad on the surface but also absolutely do not apply here.
My favorite so far is one dude who declared it forced, and asked "why now?" Of course the only answer to this is "why not?"