1. I could take away any mechanical impact of the pouches by saying that, under normal circumstances, they're too tight to use for storage, and the only time they wouldn't be too tight would be after giving birth. Pro: It gets rid of the imbalance. Cons: The way it works is inelegant and lazy, and it makes the race's physical appearance feel almost entirely arbitrary.
2. I could leave the race the way it is, and simply count on there being players willing to play male members of this race due to the ease of replicating the trait making its imbalancing effect marginal. Pro: It would leave the flavor of the race intact and allow the mechanics to sensibly reflect the flavor; it would also be extremely easy for the males to "catch up" to their female counterparts. Con: The two genders would still be imbalanced, even if marginally so.
3. I could give the males their own beneficial trait that only they get. Pros: It would make the race more interesting, and more importantly get rid of the imbalance. Cons: It would be difficult to come up with a flavor-friendly trait for the males at all, let alone one which would be as marginal as the pouches.
My idea for which option I should take shifts a lot (I'm kind of favoring option 2 right now), given the fact that I seem unable to justify any one over any other to any significant degree.
For any advocates of option 3, I have no idea at all of what I would actually give the males, so if you think option 3 is best, you'll probably want a better idea of what this race is. As such, I'll upload the information page for the race as a spoiler below; it will contain mechanical information, but you can ignore that if you want, since you'l probably draw ideas from the flavor text more anyway.
Renown across the whole world for counting among them the finest bards and artists, the Poruqe are almost naturally accepted into many societies for their friendly disposition, open minds, and aesthetic talent. While many Poruqe tend to enjoy the finer things in life, many also become adventurers out of a desire to witness firsthand the glorious sights and events that inspire great works of art, and perhaps be a part of that glory themselves. Being ones to muse and ponder, however, they are also somewhat easily distracted as they become lost in their own minds, often contemplating a thing of beauty.
Features & Traits
Size: -1, 0
Temperature Threshold: 10-100 Degrees
Attribute Bonuses: Knowledge +5, Willpower +5, Instinct -5
Skill Bonuses: Artisanship +5, Deception +5, Diplomacy +5, Hidden Lore +10, History & Culture +10
Special Senses: Enhanced Hearing, Enhanced Scent
Beauty Appreciation: Gain a bonus to the MaSR of any check involving the creation or application (application, in this case, meaning displaying, such as with a picture or dance, or telling a story) of a work of art. This bonus is equal to twice your Willpower Modifier.
Marsupial Pouch: Poruqe Females are always treated as though equipped with at least one Utility belt.
Poruqe Glory: Whenever you spend Hero Points, you may regain HP equal to your Willpower Modifier per Hero Point you spend.
Poruqe Grace: Gain a bonus to Deception and Diplomacy checks involving Speech, as well as checks involving graceful movement (GM's discretion). This bonus equals your Willpower Modifier.
Poruqe Historian: When making a History & Culture check, you may reroll the result, but you must take the second result. You may do this a number of times per day equal to your Willpower Modifier.
The fur that covers the bodies of the Poruqe is often beige or gold-colored (though brown- and red-furred Poruqe are not unheard of) and the front of their torsos are dominated by white fur. Standing digitigrade on feet which are longer than the legs that they are attached to, with the legs themselves being proportionally stout and thick (the legs, especially the upper legs, are the only areas where most poruqe will see visible muscle growth), the Poruqe are nevertheless graceful in their movements. Above the legs is a slender torso, extending from the back of which is a thick, tapering tail which balances the body into a straight posture. Poruqe are marsupials, and as such, females have a pouch on their torsos. On narrow shoulders rest long, lean arms. Poruqe are often of a lean, occasionally athletic build; Poruqe who are of portlier builds are rare indeed, and it has never been recorded that a Poruqe has ever had bulky, muscular builds, no matter how strong the individual becomes. The head of a Poruqe features a narrow, dog-like muzzle, and ears that begin standing up straight but start to droop down near the middle of the ear; on the top of the head is a mane of thick fur of a darker color, usually bronze, brown, or dark red.
When Roleplaying a Poruqe
Poruqe revel in the majestic, often musing about things of beauty and grace (which, granted, may vary from individual to individual). Many Poruqe end up becoming artists, storytellers, or entertainers. The more adventurous sort who engage in combat will often try to emulate the heroes whose deeds have become the subject of such forms of art; others will actually incorporate beauty into their combat styles, fighting in melee with the grace of a dancer or casting spells with an extra bit of flair; and still others simply view the concept of battle as a thing of beauty in and of itself.