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Foot binding - Wikipedia

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Foot binding was the custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of young girls to .... Many women with bound feet were in fact able to walk and work in the fields, albeit with greater li...

Why Footbinding Persisted in China for a Millennium | History ...

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It was obvious why the process had to begin in childhood when a girl was 5 or 6. ... Finally, the feet were bound in place using a silk strip measuring ten feet long ...

The surprising truth about Chinese women who bind their feet ...

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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 ...

The Peculiar History of Foot Binding in China - The Atlantic

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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 ...

Women with Bound Feet in China | Reshaping the Body: Clothing ...

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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.

Painful Memories for China's Footbinding Survivors : NPR

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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 ...

The disturbing reason for the ancient Chinese practice of foot-binding

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Sep 6, 2015 ... Physiological reasons for this “attractive” faltering gait were never seriously ... Aspirational mothers of pretty girls from poor families bound their ...

Unbound: China's last 'lotus feet' – in pictures | Art and design | The ...

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Jun 15, 2015 ... Pue's feet were bound at seven and were briefly unbound at 12 (in 1949), as was required at that time. Unbinding hurt as it forced the women to ...

China's Last Foot-Binding Survivors - The Daily Beast

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Jul 2, 2014 ... The painful practice of binding young girls' feet seems like an ... of the woman Farrell has interviewed had their feet bound when they were ...

History Undressed: The Ancient Ritual of Footbinding

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Jun 30, 2008 ... A precedent was set, and girls at a very young age would have the ... If the feet were not bound properly, blood circulation would be cut off so ...

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19 Photos Of The Last Surviving Chinese Women With Bound Feet

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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.

All about sex: Real reason why Chinese women bound their feet ...

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Sep 4, 2015 ... 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.

Last living Chinese women with bound feet pictured | Daily Mail Online

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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 ...