Fundamentalists argue that women should dress conservatively because men are visual. This is supposedly something women can’t possibly understand, because women are emotional, not visual. Women become attracted to men through flirtation and flattery; indeed, male visuality is like a foreign language to them. Men are not obliged to cover up for women for this reason.
However, Libby Anne has brought up the following argument that a fundamentalist father made against women’s right to vote:
The first impact of women voters was really felt after the televised Nixon / Kennedy debates. Nixon, the superior statesman without question, looked “old” and “sweaty”. But Kennedy? He was “cute”! The same thing was true for Clinton.