There is a real need for reproduction/procreation; for a woman typically wishes to be a mother even if at the cost of paying someone or some agency the price of getting the man's sperms in her womb. In the ancient patriarchal societies, a woman who was not fertile thought it was a curse by God (or the gods) for at least the reason that her man would leave her and marry another woman in order to beget him a child who would carry his legacy. This same story is found too in Henry VIII, King of England in the 16th century. But there is more to it. The utter independence of the self sought by some young women reflects their mistrust of others in their lives probably because of the way they were treated by their fathers or husbands, or because of the culture that surrounded them which regards woman as a mere property to be used or shelved. Such cultures still exist in many parts of the world.
As fear is ultimately associated with death, lack of fear or openness to trust is associated with the power to deliver life. This is the power the God chooses women for. A woman is not only a daughter or a wife, but a mother too. If she is not physically a mother, she is spiritually a mother. Many examples can be given. Above all, Mary delivered the Son of God in his humanity from her womb. She also delivers many daughters and sons of God metaphorically by her intercession and prayers. The most cherished prayer in history is the one that says "Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death" which is precisely what every human person really wants to have - eternal joy. Twenty centuries later Mother Teresa delivered so many daughters and sons of of God metaphorically by her prayers. And more so it is that the mother is the centre of the family.
In an impressive brief talk, Matt Ridley spoke of ideas having sex with each other, only to illustrate the evolutionary perspective of building the human civilizations in the role of the mother:
Yet, Christianity built the most impressive civilization when a woman dared to have God born from her.