Susan Sontag A Woman's Beauty Put-Down Or Power Source Summary

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In “A Woman’s Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source” by Susan Sontag, the question of the importance of beauty to both women and men. She starts by giving the history of the meaning of beauty to both of the sexes. It make sense that beauty was a virtue in ancient Greece, because of how the saw humans at that time. They could make certain people kings or queens based on their looks. She talks about how Christianity was the first stepping stone to seeing beauty as associated with only women. If you look at society today, women are still the sex that are associated with beauty. Sontag is completely correct by saying that we as a society objectify women and see their body in parts. We look at and analyze these parts while always wanting more.

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