Beauty is valuable. There is no doubt of that. We live in a world that prizes beauty and rewards those who are believed to be beautiful. This can seem most unfair until you come to understand what beauty really is and what part it plays in your life. ~Loren
Carefully reflect upon and consider the above passage, excerpted from Sophia Loren’s essay “Women and Beauty,” published in 1984. Then, write a thoughtful essay which delineates and develops a position in response to it. Support your view with evidence drawn from/base upon your reading on the subject (included but not limited to The Barbie Chronicles, essays by Sontag, Loren, Lord and others), your specific observations concerning culture/history, and your personal experience.
* You must mention your position in response to Loren’s claim! (i.e. “Loren is correct in claiming that beauty is valuable but…”)