Does Chinese Foot Binding Still Impact Society Today?
Chinese foot binding was a very ancient tradition in China in which the foot of young girls was tightly bound to prevent it growing. They wore especially made very dainty shoes. A smaller foot in the culture at that time was considered more erotic and a higher price could be demanded for a bride. The practice was painful, resulted in a lifelong disability but was accepted by the girls of the time as it was part of the culture to do this. It was really a form of torture. Fortunately the practice dies out due to changing cultures and social pressure. There are still some older females alive today in China who were subjected to the practice and are certainly suffering the consequences of it…. [read more]