Genderbending. Is. Everywhere. The only place it is less apparent is in the mainstream. There have been exceptions wherein a character from a popular work has been reimagined as a person of the opposite sex. Copperhead in Arkham Origins, Frank Miller made a female version of Bucky for Captain America, there was a female Doctor Light in Crisis on Infinite Earths, on an alternate Earth in Infinite Crisis there were gender-swapped versions of Mister Miracle and Big Barda...
In many if not most cases however, these female versions are not. They are simply a female who has taken on a role previously held by a male. The above Copperhead example seems to be the sole exception (at least that I could find).
The idea has been proposed that a manga or anime may be funnier if the cast were gender-swapped, but I'm of the opinion that a genderswapped version could be taken seriously.
Some ideas I have include Rose Rabbit wherein Edna Valentine is hired by Reina Maroon to take pictures of Jack Rabbit having an affair with his boss, Marlene Acme, in a scheme to frame his wife Rose Rabbit for the woman's murder (actually instigated by Judge Doom).
Rita Pan, in which an imaginative young boy, Winston, in London meets a mysterious flying girl who comes to take him and his young sisters to Neverland where they meet the Lost Girls and battle the pirate Captain Jacqueline Hook.
Mortal Kombat: Lia Kang fights in a tournament against such faces as Tony Blade, Jane Cage, Kira, Frost, Sheeva, Lady Smoke, Yun Tsung and Xiao Kahn to save the Earth.
While true, the basic premise doesn't seem to change much, swapping masculinity for feminity allows for a lot of altered dialogue. The greatest cliche of most films has been the typical male need to "play hero" including the need to rescue the damsel. Females most probably typically wouldn't bother with this unless they personally cared about the character, instead focusing on what should be done. Motherly compassion does not encompass people one is not so much as vaguely associated with. Hero syndrome typically does.
I suppose attempting to argue a logical reason to gender-swap a show is pointless. Just list a show you would actually want to see gender-swapped. That'll work.
I just love how people put commas, in places they so obviously, do not belong.
I don't know about you, but I love the Young Justice animated series.
So I became the 44,901st signer of this petition
to bring the series back.