I've said it before, the Alien films having female leads doesn't bother me, and I'm a dude.
The franchise kind of relies on the ensemble cast anyway. It's never really just Ripley or Shaw, etc. The lead almost changes by the moment.
The character balance is truly excellent. Plus, the male roles have hardly been lacking. Hicks, Hudson, Clemens, Dillon, Parker, Dallas, David, Andrews, Ash, Apone, etc. Even the avp movies and Resurrection had plenty of strong male characters. Us dudes, have been well represented.
I'm fine with the majority
of Alien films with surving female hero leads, but once in a while I think it should mix it up especially when you're tredding the usual horror trope of the last female surviving and vanquishing the monster. Otherwise, it starts getting redundant narratively in a single franchise (unless your continuing a narrative with the same, reoccurring hero like Ripley, John McClane, etc.) Now let's add 6 new short films to the mix. Collectively, as the quantity of films increases, it eventually risks bordering parody, when the last person of a group always to survive is always a different main female hero no matter who it is.
That's the same reason why I was happy it was Lex in AvP on the Predator side, plus I was stoked to see Isabelle and Royce share most of the spotlight in Predators. Always featuring a surviving different hero Male is just as problematic to me. Mix it up once in a while!