Trucks are very practical for many, including women. By business partner who had a construction contracting business drove a Ford 250. Her husband drove a BMW. They would usually drive their own cars but occasionally she drove his, say on longer trips. I noticed way more trucks of both small and larger kinds like the 250 when I lived in a small city that was surrounded by rural area in northern California - especially in comparison to when I lived in west Los Angeles. There were SUVs there too, but relatively few, again in comparison to Los Angeles.
People vary and it ain't all power trips.