The Female POV
I am going to posit that we Americans have, for the most part and in many ways, been bred and raised in a very Puritanical society. (Go with me on this for the moment).
For instance, we women have been taught to be polite but not so polite that we become easy targets for rapists.
We’ve been taught that we must look good enough to please our men but not good enough to cause men outside the family to have impure thoughts.
We’ve been taught that we must bear and raise children, but not in a way that imparts critical thinking skills.