In Brazil, Beauty Is a Right and They Are Proud of Having Many Skilled Plastic Surgeons

From a New York Times guest essay by Sushma Subramanian headlined ‘In Brazil, Beauty Is a Right. Are They On to Something?

Every person with a toddler knows that her child is in constant imminent peril. Trying to prevent the next near-death or disfiguring accident is a parent’s unending occupation.

I was doing my best as I stood on one end of a shower in our hotel in Rio de Janeiro, trying to get the water temperature right before going to comfort my then 2-year-old daughter, Anika, who was trying to escape bath time on the other end.