Right now there's a huge difference in the dynasty component of the game between playing as a male sovereign vs a female one: females get to marry Janusk within the first few turns of the game. He doesn't have the greatest stats, but stats don't seem to matter much with your dynasty anyway.
I don't think that it should matter so much whether you choose to be male or female, and I think from playing the beta that it was not intended for it to be so easy to get married. I suggest that it be made impossible to marry Janusk, by having him always be the same gender as the player character.
Alternatively, make it always possible to marry Janusk (by modifying his gender to be opposite the player character's gender). Either way, I don't think that the gender of my character should have such an impact on the process of starting off my dynasty.
IMO, this points to another big problem with the dynasty system, which is that it seems much better to just marry the first genetically compatible being you meet, thus getting your kids out sooner, than to wait around for a more powerful champion who would give them better stats -- it would be great if Stardock could find a way to fix that too, but I'd be happy to just give Janusk an auto-sex-change for now.