As zhangrau pointed out, you didn't mention which narrative report you are using. But let's guess it's a Descendant report, and many of the same things happen on an Ancestor report.
There is no specific male vs. female preference in a narrative report, but there is sort of a "preference" (if you could call it that) with respect to which line is being shown. Supppose John Doe is married to Jane Smith and that both had previous spouses. A descendant report starting with John Doe will include all his spouses including Jane Smith, but will not include Jane's other spouses. A Descendant report starting with Jane Smith will include all her spouses including John Doe, but will not include John's other spouses.
The same principle applies when a person appears as a descendant in the report rather than as the start person. In this same scenario, a report starting with John's father Samuel Doe will include John Doe and all his spouses including Jane Smith, but will not include Jane's other spouses. A report starting with Jane's father William Smith will include Jane Smith and all her spouses including John Doe, but will not include John's other spouses.
The ability to include these other spouses in narrative reports is a much wished for feature for RM, including by me. However, I confess I'm not sure how such a report should really look.