I'm trying to understand the arguments and logic that make up the three statements statements below (taken from the graphic novel Persepolis as the government's arguments for making women covering their hair mandatory):
"To protect women from all the potential rapists, they decreed that wearing the veil was obligatory.
Women's hair emanates rays that excited men. That's why women should cover their hair!
If in fact it really is more civilized to go without the veil, then animals are more civilized than we are!"
The first statement is possibly "appeal to fear, and the second statement possibly falls into the "appeal to ignorance" category, but I would love some more insight. The closest I came up with for the third statement is possible modus ponens -- but I don't think that's quite right, and am not sure what kind of fallacy it really is.
I really appreciate any help understanding!