Help needed with main player selection

Hello, i’m working on an horror action game where the player must fight his way out.

The main player can fight with some hand to hand fight moves and with melee weapons.

I was thinking in a woman character for the main player, but don’t know if it’s the right choice.

Maybe i need to let the player choose between a female and a male character?

Please i need some advice on this.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Mr. Genderless Child