It’s not so much size, as how it is
The maximum weight capacity for this kayak is only 225 lbs. That means you have 65 lbs remaining for all your “stuff” such as paddle, pfd, water bottle, drybag,pump, etc. And if you get wet, that adds weight. Say you have 10lbs added… BUT, if you were to accidentally take on just 3.5 gallons of water in a mishap, you’d swamp pretty easily, because water is heavy. Then it becomes a case of, can you either swim to shore or self- rescue? With this type of kayak, it is difficult to self- rescue on the water, because of what it is - relatively small, so even if you got it turned back over and pumped out enough, you’d still have trouble getting back in without swamping it again. Also, some kayaks have lots of built- in bulkhead space for floatation and float relatively well upside down… others really don’t.
The max. deck height for the perception tribute 10’ is 13". If it is a true “women’s kayak” it may be built for the proportions of an adult with slightly longer legs relative to the torso, but smaller feet. This means you may find your feet with any sort of shoe or sandal on having trouble fitting where they have put the foot pegs. If you need to move around any to be comfortable, this can be a very big deal. But the main thing is, if you do go over in the water, and you don’t have a spray skirt on so you could roll, you want to be able to exit the kayak easily. There are 2 kinds of kayakers - those who roll, and those who prefer to fall out without getting hung up so they can get back up to the surface easily. Worst case scenario is you’re in a cockpit that doesn’t allow either to happen easily.
This kayak also might be slightly better for a person who’s center of gravity is a bit lower. A man, on average, may have slightly shorter legs, but greater overall height and more weight distributed to the upper body, so a man might feel this kayak is “tippier” than a woman would. Again, this is assuming it is actually designed for women and not just a small generic kayak.
You will be doing a lot of work in a wide 10’ kayak (especially in a wind or cross current) compared to a 12’ or longer, because the longer lengths typically glide so much better - I think a lot of shorter people are pleasantly surprised when they go to a bit longer length kayak. Don’t be afraid of considering getting a 12’+ if you can deal with the weight, transport and storage needs.