I definitely don’t feel that your criticisms are coming from a bad place, Dre. My replies yesterday were definitely not towards you directly. Even though we disagree about some stuff I do enjoy talking to you about it!
I know there are a lot of critics who are good-intentioned and trolls can make conversation rather difficult. I do think the topics can be rather complicated at times and hard to navigate, especially when the conversation turns to our inherent perceptions of gender.
I share your sentiments, and I certainly enjoy our little debates, since your arguments are always reasonable and well thought out. I think we should always remember, that when we’re on opposite sides of a debate , that there’s more that unites us than divides us. I think this is what’s been missing in the fandom in general. Most people express their devotion or criticism, because they want the franchise to flourish, not because they want to see it fail.