I understand why a character being replaced, regardless of whomever is replacing them, is controversial. But I feel like with this new Thor people are more mad that she's female than anything else. It's so funny to me how patriarchal the response to it has been. "Thor is the son of Odin, she can't be the son of Odin. She's a girl"....well, who's saying she is the son of Odin? We have no idea how she acquires her power or why she refers to herself as Thor. Loki was girl but since he's something of the sissy villain trope, that's all well and good to everyone. But masculine, legendary, epic Thor? A woman? BLASPHEMY! It must be a Disney conspiracy because god knows Disney is just always trying to push this empowered feminist agenda with all of their lovesick princesses who, if they have any power at all, are afraid of it. What if people hated the new Cap because Captain America is classically known to be an Aryan man? Would that be acceptable? Of course not. But the woman who dares to take Thor's namesake is suddenly subject to more scrutiny than anybody else. Why is that an acceptable prejudice?
We know absolutely nothing about her. And, by the way, no need to leave tears on your pillow over this. Thor still is a blockbuster star of the movies with multiple iterations in cartoons and gaming, plenty of merchandise...he also still has that mythological backdrop that goes back for lifetimes too. But the presence of a Thor with a vagina in comics is just so threatening. I sometimes have such hope that other comicbook fans are more enlightened than they're given credit for, that if we just moved a few female superheroes into the girl's section of Toys R' Us, we would see that girls also aspire to be heroic too. But things like this have me thinking a lot of people are stuck with these almost medieval values. It's really disappointing.