So, this crossed my feed after reading up on the new Zelda game being teased at E3. First of all, I want to take the time out to say that with Arthur Gies, failing at playing Doom and now this, you should have all the evidence you need to prove that Polygon's staff don't know jack about video games. The second thing I want to point out is an interesting aside; Aonuma talks about how changing Link to a woman would mess up the balance, and I actually feel like he's right.
Link and Zelda are not only avatars of the Triforces of both Courage and Wisdom, but also analogues to the notion that Men and Women need to stand firmly together in order to face and defeat adversity. There is no balance placing more emphasis on one sex over another, especially in the case of the Zelda games where the world is already heavily favoring female characters (Seriously, check the cast of Hyrule Warriors). Link's role in the story is just as important as Zelda's, and both of them are needed in order to defeat Ganon.
But of course everything is theoretical...
- I'll see you next Bossfight!