In ancient Egyptian days, women were viewed and honored as higher and more sacred than a man. The woman is the mother to all, giving life and teaching. The ancients believed that when a man were to achieve a high amount of knowledge, spirituality, and power that he would be allowed to wear a long haired wig to symbolize that he had reached a certain level of that equal to a woman. As the two stand together, she holds her man, giving him strength and protection.
There is a saying still floating around in present day:
“behind every successful man is a strong woman holding him up”