The archetypal roles of parents and gender are as such:-
The disciplinary "Males",
and the universal caretaker "Female".
Proverbs 1:8 " My son, listen to your father's discipline, and do not neglect your mother's teachings,"
Proverbs 31:26 " She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness."
This semi dichotomy is also represented in two distinctive names of our Creator. ELOHIYM which is synonymous with judge and SHAKINAH which is the nurturing Feminine side of God.
This balance is needed between the two. A child without a discipline at a young age remains in an infantile stage if development. This is especially true for young males.
These males will have an underdeveloped frontal cortex, this will inhibit their decision making. Rendering them response derived from the R sytem of the brain that has an instinctive impulsive response.
The over protective mother enables the child by protecting him from discipline of the world and responsibility. Leaving the now adult male to only mimic a males role, causing another generation to be effeminized. wedding dresses for women
A well developed disciplinary male is also good at protecting his love ones from effeminized males. This important because women are very empathetic and can find the good in anyone, even Satan.
Just like a mother sees mainly good in her devil spawns she does the same with her potential mate.
This is why Empath attract Psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists.
A narcissist needs someone who would overlook the obvious so that he can control her. In the same manner she protects the child, she will protect this manchild as a sign of loyalty, even when he is wrong.