Surge 2 protagonist is a female?

Is there an option to play as a man? I have zero interest in playing as a female character.

Yes, I remember in one of the interviews the game director mentioned this although screenshots of char editor have not been presented yet to my knowledge.
"You can create the look of your character, so hair, skin color, gender, whatever. There’s also a layer of clothing you can change."

Maybe he doesn't fit our cultural norm of traditional female beauty but that doesn't make him any less of a woman!

You can create your own character in The Surge 2, from gender to facial details.