Before I can go forward I will brief out what is a Women in Hinduism is.
Female : According to Hinduism, female is the purest form of Nature, If you delve into deep, hinduism states the Supreme Being divided himself into two parts Prakruti ( Nature or Matter ) and Purusha ( I might call it Anti-Matter, but there are no real theories related to that ), As female contains both parts of Nature, meaning the XX chromosome, where X-chromosome depicts Prakruti and Y-chromosome depicts Purusha, its complete, therefore stated as pure in Hinduism.
Women : The human form of this Female entity is woman. As I stated, women are considered as purest form of nature, they are termed as Sati ( Pure ) in Hinduism, they are the regenerator of new lives, and take carer of the existing ones. Women don't need males as much as males need them, because males are not as pure and they seek purity or completeness through woman, and this can also be the reason behind the high number of bisexual females to be found.
Status of Women : In Hinduism, the status of woman is considered slightly higher than males. Actually Hinduism doesn't differentiates between both much, but because of the purity of woman and the ability of her to give birth makes it more important and higher than men.