Nothing’s being stolen, and Doctor Who works canonically. The gender swaps actually aren’t to make women more equal to men, they’re almost all just attempts to make money on an existing property rather than come up with a new idea. The easy solution is just to not watch lazy remakes. That’s what I do.
I get that Dr. Who now can say regeneration sometimes changes gender, but I’m pretty sure that was from a request. And yes, the problem with remakes are that sometimes they are lazy, and I meant stolen as in to take a male idea (that isn’t original) and slap their female stamp on it. I didn’t mean literally steal. And if it’s just a lazy cash grab and not equalizing women then that means the gender swapped remakes are completely pointless.