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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_binding

Foot binding was the custom of applying tight binding to the feet of young girls to modify the .... Many women with bound feet were in fact able to walk and work in the fields, albeit with greater limitation than their non-bound counterparts. In the ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-footbinding-persisted-china-millennium-180953971

Despite the pain, millions of Chinese women stood firm in their devotion to the tradition.

www.buzzfeed.com/hayleycampbell/lotus-feet

Jun 19, 2015 ... There were various attempts to ban the tradition from the 1600s, but it didn't die out until .... All the other girls in the village had their feet bound.

www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/09/the-peculiar-history-of-foot-binding-in-china/279718

Sep 16, 2013 ... Girls would have their feet bound between the ages of four and six; any younger, the girls couldn't endure the pain, and by the time they were ...

www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1854927/all-about-sex-real-reason-why-chinese-women-bound-their-feet

Jul 7, 2016 ... Early Western accounts of the alluring gait of China's bound-feet ... Like opium dens, sedan chairs and bat-winged junks, women with bound feet were ... foot binding in China in the 1870's-80's showing a barefoot Chinese girl.

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Mar 19, 2007 ... Millions of Chinese women bound their feet, a status symbol that allowed ... At that time, bound feet were a status symbol, the only way for a woman .... to the countryside, where young girls realized that binding their feet could ...

www.cnn.com/2017/05/21/health/china-foot-binding-new-theory/index.html

May 21, 2017 ... Tiny "golden lotus" feet -- achieved through breaking girls' toes and arches and binding them to the sole of the foot with cloth -- were thought to ...

exhibits.hsl.virginia.edu/clothes/lady_bound

This photo is of a well-dressed, young Chinese woman with bound feet. ... Excerpts from When I was a girl in China, stories collected by Joseph Rupp. Li Xiu-ying. I started ... Women were afraid to do it, so there was no response to the order.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2652228/PICTURED-The-living-Chinese-women-bound-feet-100-years-centuries-old-symbol-beauty-status-banned.html

Jun 8, 2014 ... Women who had their feet bound as children in rural China ... and was started when girls were aged around four; Having bound feet was a sign ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11675327/Chinese-women-with-bound-feet-Photographs-show-the-surprising-truth.html

Jun 15, 2015 ... Foot binding has been illegal in China for a century. ... involved incredibly tight cloth bindings being applied to the feet of young girls to stifle growth. Women with small feet were deemed beautiful and could marry better if they ...