You realize this has been a thing since the first predator, right? Predators only kill humans that are a challenge/threat, and men are disproportionately more of a threat/challenge in the films typically. They're trophy hunters, which is why they want the biggest challenge/threat. That's why they typically go to conflict zones to hunt, as it adds to the challenge.Yea, to come all the way from another planet but then just be walking around this unknown place thinking like, "this type of human can't hurt me" shows a weirdly strong notion of gender that shouldn't be so relevant when determining who a threat or warrior is. It parallels normal life assumptions about people not being able to do something because of their gender or whatever.
Though I may have to rewatch -- the way she was phrasing it and also the only girl out in the bunch fighting it, I was thinking it was mostly pitched as a gender thing. Maybe it was more about being unarmed, and I was misinterpreting it? Though, IIRC, there was some scene where it analyzed her actually pointing a gun and was just like, "nah, no worry here". Like dude, she is as much of a threat as any of the random guys also holding guns??
It's also why they generally don't kill women, because that culls the future population (see Predator 2 with the pregnant cop) of potential trophies. It's not a sexism thing, it's how hunters think. They want to make sure there will be trophies for their people to take in the future. It's alien hunting conservation basically..
There were female survivors in basically every predator movie besides Predators.
She couldn't even get the gun working for the scene where the predator analyzed her (which was the second time it did so). She was considered prey because earlier in the movie a bear was attacking her, and the predator killed the bear. They literally said in the movie it didn't consider her a threat because of that.