Susan Sontag’s essay “A Woman’s Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?”
Read Susan Sontag’s essay “A Woman’s Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?” on pp.72-73 in Chapter 3. In this essay, she talks about how the concept of beauty has changed over the years and what this concept means for women. Do you agree with Sontag’s assertion that the value society places on female beauty is ultimately harmful and limiting to women? Why or why not? Are men completely immune to the problems that Sontag lays out here, or are they judged and scrutinized in different ways? Explain your views on this in one to two double-spaced pages by 11:59 p.m. on November 6th.