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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_binding

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 limitation than their non-bound counterparts. In the ...

www.buzzfeed.com/hayleycampbell/lotus-feet

Jun 19, 2015 ... The process of binding feet (also known as "lotus feet") started before the .... these women bound their own feet as young girls, and were not ...

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

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 ...

www.businessinsider.com/the-disturbing-reason-for-the-ancient-chinese-practice-of-foot-binding-2015-9

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/02/china-s-last-foot-binding-survivors.html

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 ...

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.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8966942

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 ...