Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Bygone Practice of Foot Binding in China

It is estimated that between a billion and four billion women in China had bound feet between the 10th and 20th centuries. The practice essentially crippled them, but only the upper classes could accommodate such a disability. The rest of these women had to work every day of their lives, balanced on their heels, enduring pain in the name of beauty, status, and tradition. Read about how this happened in this article I posted at Neatorama.

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