"We shouldn’t shoehorn token women into creator’s artistic visions" is one of the most common criticisms I see when diversity in the media is brought up and there are three big reasons why it’s ridiculous:
1) Human beings are all different in real life so making fictional characters more diverse is inherently a natural choice and can no more qualify as “shoehorning” or “tokenism” than making a character blonde vs. brunette.
2) More diversity is automatically a good thing always. More diversity cannot, in any conceivable way, detract from anything ever. It never has and never will, unless it makes you angry when you get to choose between 100 ice cream flavors instead of like 5 or you’re one of those people who hates pokemon now that there’s more pokemon in it (IN POKEMON!!? HOW DARE THEY)
3) The abundance of middle aged white straight dudes as protags ain’t a product of everyone somehow having the same personal creative vision it’s a product of impartial corporate committee-driven development processes all ripping each other off.