Verses like this make me believe that the many statements concerning fathers have a parallel truth involving mothers. This form is fairly common in Proverbs.
One of the things that is hard for some to understand is the seeming paradox of a patriarchal society which gives women a place of honor. The Bible teaches that women have a worth and a dignity that should be acknowledged. In ancient cultures the Jews gave their women more freedom than the surrounding cultures. It is a part of our belief. Women have the image of God just like men.
(Genesis 1:27 KJV) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.And in the New Testament we see this repeated and also see it extended.
(Galatians 3:28 KJV) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.So? Treat both men and women with dignity. It is part of who we are and who they are.