Brave women at the foot of the cross
The disciples "scattered" was prophesied. Scripture must be fulfilled. So the "scared men running" had to happen. Remember that scripture cannot be broken.
The women were not the same threat as the men, neither in the eyes of the Romans nor the Jewish religious leaders. So they were not in danger in the same way. The male followers of Christ knew that and so did the women. Let us look at the proof of this...
Were women crucified or otherwise punished as male criminals and prisoners?